Homeland Security, FAA Issue Aviation Advisories for 9/11 Anniversary
September 6, 2011 – The FAA issued a special notice reminding pilots of numerous air space restrictions that will be in effect across the country on September 9-12, 2011, during 10-year anniversary observances of the 9/11 attacks. In addition the Department of Homeland Security and FBI has issued non-specific advisories regarding terrorism and GA for the same period.
Numerous local, state, and federal entities will be holding memorial services and some may include airspace flight restrictions above them. GA pilots are urged to exercise caution and frequently check NOTAMS for the most current air space information. Pilots in the areas of New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, should be alert changing airspace restrictions.
While possessing no specific or credible terrorist threats from individuals or groups, the TSA has issued advisories to the GA community to be vigilant of and report any unusual activities based on past general interest by terrorists in flight training and GA aircraft.
The advisories issued to the GA community and local law enforcement contain familiar information about monitoring activity around airports, securing aircraft and facilities, and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement or the general aviation security hotline: 866-GA-SECURE (866-427-3287)