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FAA Shuts Down Free State Aeromodelers (D.C.)

Unread postby jjbaker » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:04 pm

Unfortunately, We must pass on some upsetting news. The FAA and AMA have ordered that all flying within the Washington DC Special Flight Rules Area (30 nm radius centered on DCA) be temporarily suspended in accordance with the Advisory Circular that was issued in November of this year. FSA has no choice but to will comply with the Advisory Circular and ground all flights at Konterra Model Airpark for the time being. It is expected by the AMA that flight operations could resume as early as mid January. We have included two emails below for reference, the first from Brian Throop of the FAA and the second from Jay Marsh, the AMA District IV Vice President.

Hopefully, this suspension is only temporary and will be short lived. Konterra Model Airpark will remain open as a gathering spot for fellowship and camaraderie, but is closed for any and all flying until further notice. The concern is that any flying in defiance of the Advisory Circular will impede and or stall the work being done toward establishing the “Special Exemption” needed for continued flight operations of the 14 AMA clubs affected within the DC SFRA. All FSA members are expected to fully comply with the flight suspension.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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