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reply to post by Tholidor
I was able to find the original TFR on the FAA site but it has been archived, so I'm assuming it was lifted not too long after it was issued?
It states that the Air force search and rescue was the point of contact. Does the Air force usually get involved for a lost hiker search and rescue?
reply to post by defcon5
If it was an X-37 they are fairly well documented when they launch from Florida or Vandenberg and land back at Vandenberg or at Edwards so eventually we'll know if the last one that launched never comes back. We will have to wait some time though as they can stay up for a very long time.
reply to post by BO XIAN
!FDC 3/9023 ZAB PART 1 OF 2 AZ..AIRSPACE LIBBY AAF, AZ..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS. OCTOBER 27-28, 2013 LOCAL. PURSUANT TO 49 USC 40103(B), THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) CLASSIFIES THE AIRSPACE DEFINED IN THIS NOTAM AS 'NATIONAL DEFENSE AIRSPACE'. ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY OR WILLFULLY VIOLATES THE RULES CONCERNING OPERATIONS IN THIS AIRSPACE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CRIMINAL PENALTIES UNDER 49 USC 46307. PILOTS WHO DO NOT ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES MAY BE INTERCEPTED, DETAINED AND INTERVIEWED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT/SECURITY PERSONNEL. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTION 99.7, SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, ALL AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN AN AREA BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING COORDINATES: 313416N/1101130W TO 313414N/1103014W THEN CLOCKWISE ON A 8 NM ARC CENTERED ON 313415N/1102052W TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING FROM AND INCLUDING 9000 FT MSL UP TO BUT NOT INCLUDING 18000 FT MSL EFFECTIVE 1310280135 UTC (1835 LOCAL 10/27/13) UNTIL 1310280700 UTC (0000 LOCAL 10/28/13). END PART 1 OF 2 1310280135-1310280700EST !FDC 3/9023 ZAB PART 2 OF 2 AZ..AIRSPACE LIBBY AAF, AZ..TEMPORARY FLIGHT EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED BELOW AND/OR UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY ATC: 1. ALL AIRCRAFT ENTERING OR EXITING THE TFR MUST BE ON A DISCRETE CODE ASSIGNED BY AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) FACILITY. 2. AIRCRAFT MUST BE SQUAWKING THE DISCRETE CODE AT ALL TIMES WHILE IN THE TFR. 3. ALL AIRCRAFT ENTERING OR EXITING THE TFR MUST REMAIN IN TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITH ATC. 4. ALBUQUERQUE ARTCC, TELEPHONE 505-856-4580, IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. END PART 2 OF 2 1310280135-1310280700EST
This one says that they have set up a NATIONAL DEFENSE AREA at the coordinates listed.