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How are notam's enforced?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Suwaneeguy, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Suwaneeguy

    Feb 19, 2014
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    Anyone know how it's done for fact?
    Let's say I'm in Wash DC and stupid me is flying around over the various streets.
    Some DC metro cop sees me and stops to question.
    What can the cop do about it?
    Given the fact that a DC metro cop can't enforce federal law, but park services can, which, if either, is authorized to write FAA citations?

    It's like the old days of CB radio when cops were powerless to enforce the rules.
    Until Clinton gave them that authority.
  2. BuzzBuzzZoomZoom

    Nov 2, 2014
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    Neither is authorized to do an FAA citation themselves, but they could document what happened, and basically tattle for an FAA official to pursue the issue.

    I'd estimate 98% of the police force/national park wasn't aware of the REAL info about the DC NOTAM...and still aren't. As long as it's not in downtown DC, I don't think outlying area police officials even know the NOTAM applies there also.

    It's amazing how far-reaching it "really" is. I work in the heart of DC, but live about a 45 minute commute south...and yet I am still within the boundaries of the NOTAM. I have to drive about 20 minutes south to get out of it, if I want to fly guilt-free.
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