TheFederal Aviation Administration(FAA) hasissued multipleNotice to Airmen (NOTAMS)Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) around Cape Canaveral, Fla., through Wednesday, May 27,2020.
The NOTAMS are in preparation forNASAs historic manned space flight to the International Space Station aboard theSpaceXCrew Dragon capsule.This the first launch of astronauts on an American-built spacecraft from American soil since 2011.
The FAAs role is to ensure the safety of the airspaceby prohibitingallaircraft operations within 30 nautical miles of NASAs Kennedy Space Center during the reported timeframeunless theoperation isexempted. There are three types of NOTAMS airspaceto close the airspace near the launch, flow to provide route guidance to aviation operators, and securityto implement security measures for aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the area.
Aircraftoperations involving UAS, flight training, aerobatic, glider, seaplane,parachute, ultralight, hang gliding, balloon, agriculture/crop dusting andmoreare prohibited.
Pilots whodo notcomply with the requirements,special instructions or procedures in the NOTAM may be intercepted, detained by law enforcement, and subjected toany of the following additional actions:
Pilots should always monitor TFRs andNOTAMs before they fly so that theyareawareofairspacerestrictions.
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