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Disneyland is now National Security Airspace for 3NMR

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Issue Date : October 27, 2014 at 1550 UTC
Location : DISNEYLAND THEME PARK, ANAHEIM, California near SEAL BEACH VORTAC (SLI)
Beginning Date and Time : October 27, 2014 at 1500 UTC
Ending Date and Time : Permanent
Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons
Type : Security
Replaced NOTAM(s) : 9/5145: TO REFLECT A TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)WEBSITE UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING AIRSPACE WAIVERS.
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Airspace Definition:
Center: On the SEAL BEACH VORTAC (SLI) 066 degree radial at 6.8 nautical miles. (Latitude: 33º48'05"N, Longitude: 117º55'17"W)
Radius: 3 nautical miles
Altitude: From the surface up to and including 3000 feet AGL
Effective Date(s):
From October 27, 2014 at 1500 UTC
To Permanent
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NOTAM Text
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No pilots may operate an aircraft in the areas covered by this NOTAM (except as described).
FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS IN THIS NOTAM COMPLY WITH STATUTORY MANDATES DETAILED IN SECTION 352 OF PUBLIC LAW 108-7 AS AMENDED BY SECTION 521 OF PUBLIC LAW 108-199. PURSUANT TO 49 USC 40103(B), THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) CLASSIFIES THE AIRSPACE DEFINED IN THIS NOTAM AS 'NATIONAL DEFENSE AIRSPACE'. ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY OR WILLFULLY VIOLATES THE RULES PERTAINING TO OPERATIONS IN THIS AIRSPACE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CRIMINAL PENALTIES UNDER 49 USC 46307. PILOTS WHO DO NOT ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES MAY BE INTERCEPTED, DETAINED AND INTERVIEWED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT/SECURITY PERSONNEL. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 99.7, SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS; ALL AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPERATIONS, INCLUDING UNMANNED AND REMOTE CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT, ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 3 NMR OF 334805N/1175517W OR THE SLI066006.8 UP TO AND INCLUDING 3000FT AGL. 1410271500-PERM THE RESTRICTIONS DO NOT APPLY TO THOSE AIRCRAFT AUTHORIZED BY AND IN CONTACT WITH ATC FOR OPERATIONAL OR SAFETY OF FLIGHT PURPOSES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND AIR AMBULANCE FLIGHT OPERATIONS. FLIGHTS CONDUCTED FOR OPERATIONAL PURPOSES OF ANY DISNEYLAND EVENT AND VENUE ARE AUTHORIZED WITH AN APPROVED WAIVER. AN FAA AIRSPACE WAIVER DOES NOT RELIEVE OPERATORS FROM OBTAINING ALL OTHER NECESSARY AUTHORIZATIONS AND COMPLYING WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS. ALL PREVIOUSLY ISSUED WAIVERS TO FDC NOTAM 9/5145 REMAIN VALID UNTIL THE SPECIFIED END DATE BUT NOT TO EXCEED 90 DAYS FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS NOTAM. INFORMATION ABOUT AIRSPACE WAIVER APPLICATIONS AND TSA SECURITY AUTHORIZATIONS CAN BE FOUND AT HTTP://WWW.TSA.GOV/STAKEHOLDERS/AIRSPACE-WAIVERS-0 OR BY CALLING TSA AT 571-227-2071. SUBMIT REQUESTS FOR FAA AIRSPACE WAIVERS AT HTTPS://WAIVERS.FAA.GOV
 

jhitesma

Some guy in the desert
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#3
There was an article in the LA Times about this earlier this week. Apparently it's just a renewal of something that's been going on since 2003.

Short version - Disney lobbyists got a special law passed requiring the FAA to do this claiming it was for "guest safety" but really the reason Disney wanted it was to keep planes towing banners from flying over their parks advertising things they didn't want advertised over their parks. They put a lot of small banner tow businesses out of business with this move.

http://coasterbuzz.com/News/no-fly-...r-terrorist-threat-or-avoiding-advertisements

A 3 mile limit is a joke from a public safety point of view if someone was to violate the airspace it's not like they could do anything in time anyway - they'd be through the no fly zone before anything could be scrambled to intercept.

Bottom line - Disney capitalized on the fear after 9/11 to get a law pushed through requiring the FAA to give them special "protection" to help shut out competition.
 

xuzme720

Dedicated foam bender
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#5
Yeah, due to this little out they left themselves:
FLIGHTS CONDUCTED FOR OPERATIONAL PURPOSES OF ANY DISNEYLAND EVENT AND VENUE ARE AUTHORIZED WITH AN APPROVED WAIVER.