10/6/2016 Hurricane Matthew - Urgent Notification

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FYI, Anyone Flying in FL FAA Special Notice. Take notice this will most likely include SC and NC in a few hours.
This is applicable to all UAV Ops regardless if Hobby/Recreational or Commercial!

Remember if you're flying THEY can't! This is NOT a test or a drill... we are talking the REAL DEAL here.

MA PART 1 OF 3 ...SPECIAL NOTICE...FLORIDA SOUTHERN COASTAL AREAS HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS. EFFECTIVE 1610061430 UTC (1030 LOCAL 10/06/15) UNTIL 1610112359 UTC (1959 LOCAL 10/11/16). PURSUANT TO 49 USC 40103(B), A SPECIAL NOTICE IS IN EFFECT TO SUPPORT A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR AVIATION OPERATIONS, INCLUDING ONGOING DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY FLIGHTS, WITHIN THE HURRICANE MATTHEW AIRSPACE COORDINATION AREA (ACA) BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING COORDINATES: WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 282457N0812037W (ORL183007.6) TO 283354N0810001W (ORL086017.7) TO 284336N0805911W (ORL059021.4) TO 285358N0804358W (OMN140031.4) TO 285609N0803221W (OMN126037.3) TO 265559N0793926W (PBI060027.6) TO 262020N0794033W (PBI136030.1) TO 262136N0805346W (PHK204027.6) TO THE POINT OF ORIGIN 1. PILOTS FLYING IN THE HURRICANE MATTHEW ACA SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME 1610061430-1610112359 END PART 1 OF 3
!FDC 6/5073 (KZMA A1195/16) ZMA PART 2 OF 3 ...SPECIAL NOTICE...FLORIDA SOUTHERN COASTAL AREAS CAUTION DUE TO PRESENCE OF NUMEROUS FLIGHT OPERATIONS ENGAGED IN DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS (HEREAFTER, REFERRED TO AS "PARTICIPATING"), INCLUDING LOW ALTITUDE, VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR) AIR TRAFFIC OVER CRITICAL LOCATIONS. 2. PARTICIPATING AIRCRAFT MAY NEED TO MAKE SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED CHANGES IN DIRECTION, SPEED, AND ALTITUDE. 3. TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS (TFR) MAY BE ESTABLISHED OVER MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS AND OTHER CRITICAL LOCATIONS WITHIN THE ACA. EXPECT NUMEROUS FLIGHT OPERATIONS BY PARTICIPATING AIRCRAFT (BOTH FIXED WING AND ROTARY WING) WITHIN AND NEAR THESE POTENTIAL TFRS 4. PILOTS SHOULD CHECK MIAMI ARTCC (KZMA) NOTAMS FOR SPECIFIC PROCEDURES AND ACCESS REQUIREMENTS FOR FLIGHT WITHIN ANY TFR ISSUED FOR HURRICANE MATTHEW RECOVERY OPERATIONS. 5. HURRICANE MATTHEW DAMAGE MAY CREATE POTENTIAL AVIATION HAZARDS WITHIN AND NEAR TO THE ACA, INCLUDING THE DISRUPTION OF NORMAL AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES SUCH AS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) AND NAVIGATION AIDS; EXPLOSIONS; AND FIRES RESULTING IN SMOKE PLUMES. IF AVIATION HAZARDS ARE OBSERVED, PILOTS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS (INCLUDING AVOIDING THE HAZARD AND ADVISING 1610061430-1610112359 END PART 2 OF 3
!FDC 6/5073 (KZMA A1195/16) ZMA PART 3 OF 3 ...SPECIAL NOTICE...FLORIDA SOUTHERN COASTAL AREAS OTHER AIRCRAFT IN THE AREA) AND THEN PROVIDE THE POSITION (LAT/LONG) AND DESCRIPTION OF THE HAZARD TO ATC IF POSSIBLE. 6.UNMANNED AIRCRAFT OPERATORS (UAS), INCLUDING PUBLIC, CIVIL, AND MODEL AIRCRAFT, SHOULD AVOID FLYING IN THE ACA UNLESS CONDUCTING AN ACTIVE DISASTER RESPONSE OR RECOVERY MISSION. ADDITIONAL COORDINATION AND PRE-APPROVAL MAY BE REQUIRED TO OPERATE IN ANY ESTABLISHED TFRS. UAS OPERATORS SHOULD ALSO REVIEW ALL OTHER APPLICABLE FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING UAS CERTIFICATES OF AUTHORIZATION OR WAIVER. 7. PILOTS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK NOTAMS FREQUENTLY FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES PRIOR TO OPERATING WITHIN OR NEAR THE HURRICANE MATTHEW ACA. 1610061430-1610112359 END PART 3 OF 3
 
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I'm good on west coast of florida should not be bad over here by tampa bay fl
 
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Here's another notification from the FAA... they aren't playing around here:

DO NOT FLY NEAR HURRICANE RESPONSE EFFORTS

As a result of Hurricane Matthew, there will likely be significant recovery efforts and the FAA may issue flight restrictions in the vicinity of disaster areas. During response operations to Hurricane Matthew, authorized aircraft may be flying at very low altitudes over affected areas.

Unauthorized UAS or drone operations may prevent other aircraft from performing life-saving missions and increase the risk of mid-air collision. Anyone, including hobbyist or recreational fliers, who interferes with disaster response efforts is subject to civil penalties of up to $32,140 per violation and possible criminal prosecution.

Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drone operators are responsible for checking applicable flight restrictions before operating and must not interfere with any aircraft assisting in hurricane disaster response operations, regardless if there is a flight restriction in place or not.

Drone operators may obtain information about posted flight restrictions by using the FAA’s B4UFLY mobile app or by checking the FAA’s website: https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/PilotWeb/.

UAS or drone operators supporting disaster response operations must be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prior to operating. Operators may seek approval by following these steps:

  1. The operator must secure support from a governmental entity, and the operation must directly contribute to the response, relief, or recovery effort.
  2. After completing step 1, the operator must contact the FAA’s Systems Operations Support Center (SOSC)
    at 202-267-8276for assistance.
  3. After calling the SOSC, the operator must also send the request via email to [email protected].
 
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Yeah I just got the email as well. I guess registration is good for something :)

Good luck to anyone down there.
 
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Our group is on stand-by for the central/Eastern NC if it gets bad. This should be interesting...

God speed and safety to ALL who are affected.
 

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You guys beat me to it! :) I just received the email too and was coming here to post it. Please follow the rules, so we don't get the bad press which will result in more rules.
 
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Just got mine...

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its crazy here in florida gas running out and food is going quick no water left in stores
 

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its crazy here in florida gas running out and food is going quick no water left in stores
Wow! If you are where I think you are, your area should be safe. Aren't you on the west coast?
 
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Wow! If you are where I think you are, your area should be safe. Aren't you on the west coast?
yep we should be okay only some wind and rain
 
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Here's another notification from the FAA... they aren't playing around here:

DO NOT FLY NEAR HURRICANE RESPONSE EFFORTS

As a result of Hurricane Matthew, there will likely be significant recovery efforts and the FAA may issue flight restrictions in the vicinity of disaster areas. During response operations to Hurricane Matthew, authorized aircraft may be flying at very low altitudes over affected areas.

Unauthorized UAS or drone operations may prevent other aircraft from performing life-saving missions and increase the risk of mid-air collision. Anyone, including hobbyist or recreational fliers, who interferes with disaster response efforts is subject to civil penalties of up to $32,140 per violation and possible criminal prosecution.

Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drone operators are responsible for checking applicable flight restrictions before operating and must not interfere with any aircraft assisting in hurricane disaster response operations, regardless if there is a flight restriction in place or not.

Drone operators may obtain information about posted flight restrictions by using the FAA’s B4UFLY mobile app or by checking the FAA’s website: https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/PilotWeb/.

UAS or drone operators supporting disaster response operations must be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prior to operating. Operators may seek approval by following these steps:

  1. The operator must secure support from a governmental entity, and the operation must directly contribute to the response, relief, or recovery effort.
  2. After completing step 1, the operator must contact the FAA’s Systems Operations Support Center (SOSC)
    at 202-267-8276for assistance.
  3. After calling the SOSC, the operator must also send the request via email to [email protected].

I got the same email. I guess we registered to get warned.
 

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