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User currently offlineDcbat2072 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 159 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1511 times:

Anyone know the status of GA at DCA? Will it ever come back?

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User currently onlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2000 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1501 times:
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User currently offlineDcbat2072 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

GA means General Aviation

User currently offlineRepaulson From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

Not in our lifetime. Hope so though!

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21558 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

No, I don't think he does. I think he means general aviation, which is also abbreviated GA.

On airnav.com I see no FBO at DCA, so I'd have to assume that there's nothing. I can understand - even if it was allowed, with all the security around there it's probably more trouble than it's worth, and DCA was supposed to be expensive too. I just wonder where all the bizjets go when they're flying to DC.



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User currently offlineDcbat2072 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

Right now they go to IAD or BWI or Manassas

User currently offlineBeltwaybandit From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

We're lucky we have commercial aviation out of National!!! Seriously, the proximity of National to the Pentagon, White House and Capitol building make it unlikely that GA will return. Conceivably, they could put a gross weight cap and limit it to smaller props, but that's really not the type of GA traffic that would need DCA. There are enough alternative airfields to justify keeping DCA closed to GA. In addition to IAD, BWI and Manassas, there is Montgomery County and College Park (smaller airfields).

User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Actually- Signature's website says they still maintain an operation at DCA for the government-sanctioned private traffic into and out of DCA. (I see a private J31 and King Air there regularly as I pass on the Metro). That and Beltwaybandit- you forget College Park and other airfields around DC are limited in that Secret Service and other FAA permissions are needed to fly into or out of these airports limiting their usefulness (sadly)...

(ps- the spellcheck suggested I replace 'website' with 'obesity'! go figure...)



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

We'll certainly keep pushing for full restoration of GA access, but we have to take it step by step. Next goal is restored access to the DC3 airports and elimination of the ADIZ.


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User currently offlineUS AIRWAYS From United States of America, joined May 1999, 432 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

I'm down there quite frequently, and Signature is definitely still in operation. In addition to the J31 and the King Air, I've also been seeing a US Coast Guard Gulfstream (forget it was a V or not) quite often lately.


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