Owners of ultralight planes question Washington, D.C. flight restrictions

Published 23 January 2006

The airspace over and around Washington, D.C. is becoming ever more restrictive, it also has a name — ADIZ, for Air Defense Identification Zone. Ultralight planes are especially affected because ultralights typically have no transponder, and thus their access to the ADIZ is prohibited. This may not be a problem for pilots of ultralights in, say, Montana, but pilots in Virginia and Maryland are upset, and the association representing them, the USUA, is thinking of ways to let the membership feelings known to DHS.

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Washington, D.C. ADIZ (Air Defense Identification Zone)