Thanks for the explanation, however I'm already familiar with the operational requirements of the ADIZ. I feel sorry for you guys in D.C. who basically have missles aimed at you whenever you fly. I have a friend who took lessons up there one time and got lost on their X.C. and flew right over Camp David!
Anyway, I'm inquiring as to the airspace requirements as they were long before 9/11. Specifically, I'm interested in a historical perspective as to when the D.C. area was off limits to air traffic. In other words, was there ever a time that D.C. was a "free for all" as soon as DCA
airport was opened?
As for General Aviation, I do hope that full airspace access is restored as soon as possible. There were congressional hearings on this matter yesterday; hopefully they'll produce some results.
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