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  •  If an aircraft bores a hole in a restricted area (2+ / 0-)
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    the nearest ATC should know about it in real time if the aircraft is transponder equipped. The transponder will inform ATC of the aircraft's identity, altitude and flight path. If no radar tracking, anyone on the ground who sees them can report it to the FAA. In some cases, there will be an FAA inspector observer on the ground to monitor both permitted and non-permitted aircraft. If an aircraft violates restricted airspace of any kind, the aircrew can expect to do some serious explaining to an FAA inspector.

    In the past, depending on the severity of the violation, an offender can expect anything from a written reprimand to a fine and loss of pilot's license.  If the TSA is the airspace around the President or Vice-President, a pilot who wanders into that TSA will be escorted to the nearest airport by a couple of F-16s. That gets a conversation with both the FAA and the Secret Service.

    The company manager on the ground has the responsibility to inform the FAA when they are finished with flight operations in the TSA. However, in the event of a situation such as described in 14 CFR Section 91.137(a)(3)), the FAA may (and probably will) keep the TFR in place so there are not two dozen small airplanes trying to occupy the small airspace at the same time.  Aerial rubberneckers are just as much a hazard as those who ogle motor vehicle wrecks and don't pay attention to where they are going.

    3. Prevent an unsafe congestion of sightseeing aircraft above an incident or event which may generate a high degree of public interest (14 CFR Section 91.137(a)(3)).
    A new NOTAM will be issued revoking the previous one, once the FAA determines it safe to do so. That determination is not made by the company conducting the operation, but the FAA itself.

    The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

    by Otteray Scribe on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 08:41:38 AM PDT

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    •  Unless you're Sen. James Inhofe (R-Kamikaze) (0+ / 0-)

      blowing a landing op at KPIL.

      If an aircraft violates restricted airspace of any kind, the aircrew can expect to do some serious explaining to an FAA inspector.

      "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans!!. . Willkommen im Vierten Reich! Sie haben keine Bedeutung mehr.

      by Bluefin on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 02:00:40 PM PDT

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