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Old 04-06-2002, 03:30 PM   #1
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Planes Often Enter Prohibited Air

Planes Often Enter Prohibited Air

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Despite military patrols and tighter security, pilots have intruded into America's protected airspace at least 567 times since Sept. 11, highlighting the continued challenges of thwarting a terrorist airstrike.

In each case, a pilot wrongly flew into one of the country's six prohibited flight zones, where no planes are allowed, or into one of many restricted zones where air traffic is limited because of sensitive military or nuclear operations or special events.
Sounds like they really have things under control
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Old 04-06-2002, 03:30 PM   #2
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Despite military patrols and tighter security, pilots have intruded into America's protected airspace at least 567 times since Sept. 11, highlighting the continued challenges of thwarting a terrorist airstrike.

In each case, a pilot wrongly flew into one of the country's six prohibited flight zones, where no planes are allowed, or into one of many restricted zones where air traffic is limited because of sensitive military or nuclear operations or special events.
Sounds like they really have things under control
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Old 04-06-2002, 05:12 PM   #3
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It's so ridiculous, but what do you expect?
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It's so ridiculous, but what do you expect?
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Any idea what the six prohibited zones are?
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Any idea what the six prohibited zones are?
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Outside Washington, there are five other prohibited zones: President Bush (news - web sites)'s ranch in Crawford, Texas; the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine; the presidential retreat at Camp David in Thurmont, Md.; the Pantex nuclear assembly plant in Amarillo, Texas; and the area around George Washington's home at Mount Vernon, Va.

Elsewhere, there are numerous permanent and temporary restricted zones across the country. They cover military and nuclear sites, special events like the Winter Olympics (news - web sites) in Utah and the Super Bowl in New Orleans, or places like New York and Boston where threats have prompted temporary zones.

Since many restricted areas are temporary, FAA notifies pilots through a monthly publication. Over the past month, for example, the agency has warned pilots to stay out of certain areas such as a zone surrounding an auto race in Talladega, Ala., areas hosting aerial demonstrations by the Navy Blue Knights and Air Force Thunderbirds; and parts of Alaska where the officials are setting off pre-emptive avalanches.
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Outside Washington, there are five other prohibited zones: President Bush (news - web sites)'s ranch in Crawford, Texas; the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine; the presidential retreat at Camp David in Thurmont, Md.; the Pantex nuclear assembly plant in Amarillo, Texas; and the area around George Washington's home at Mount Vernon, Va.

Elsewhere, there are numerous permanent and temporary restricted zones across the country. They cover military and nuclear sites, special events like the Winter Olympics (news - web sites) in Utah and the Super Bowl in New Orleans, or places like New York and Boston where threats have prompted temporary zones.

Since many restricted areas are temporary, FAA notifies pilots through a monthly publication. Over the past month, for example, the agency has warned pilots to stay out of certain areas such as a zone surrounding an auto race in Talladega, Ala., areas hosting aerial demonstrations by the Navy Blue Knights and Air Force Thunderbirds; and parts of Alaska where the officials are setting off pre-emptive avalanches.
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Old 04-09-2002, 10:27 PM   #9
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Plus in much of the western US 50-80% of all airspace is MOA ( military operating Areas) the fun part is most are part time MOAs and are open/closed on a frequent basis ( hourly sometimes)
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Plus in much of the western US 50-80% of all airspace is MOA ( military operating Areas) the fun part is most are part time MOAs and are open/closed on a frequent basis ( hourly sometimes)
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Is the penetration of those zones included in the original calculation? Or is that just the new ones?
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Is the penetration of those zones included in the original calculation? Or is that just the new ones?
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