posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 11:33 AM
reply to post by Abductee001
Just looks like a busy no-fly zone to me ...
Too bad, when you attempt sarcasm, ought to first make sure you have your facts lined up correctly.
The specific lay-person's term of "no fly" area that is applicable, over the city of D.C. is Prohibited Area P-56 (two actually, P-56A and B).
Larger one encompasses the National Mall, from Lincoln Memorial to Washington Monument, the Capitol Building and White House. Smaller circular
Prohibited Area is over the Naval Observatory....the official VEEP's residence.
The vertical extent of both P-56 areas is only up to 18,000 feet
. Care to guess the altitudes of the airliners cruising by, overhead?
(Hint....MORE than that).
The ADIZ and FRZ (Air Defense Identification Zone and Flight Restriction Zone) set up post-9/11 for the D.C. area are obviously NOT "no fly"
areas.....since there are several airports located within their boundaries!! They are merely enhanced positive identification requirement areas.
This is in addition to the pre-existing Class B airspace, commonly referred to as the "TCA" when the concept was first introduced back in the 1970s,
all over the country, at major metropolitan areas.
So...failed attempt at sarcasm noted....
Prohibited Area short definition:
PROHIBITED AREA — An airspace area where flight is prohibited except by prior arrangement with the controlling agency. An example is the
P-56 area over downtown Washington, D.C., prohibiting flight over the White House.
Here is an example of the text sent to an airman by the FAA, after they found him in violation of airspace regulations:
There are many, many ways to educate yourself, some more....