The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently
received guidance from the FAA's Office of Chief Counsel concerning
VFR operations in Restricted airspace. While reviewing an
article for inclusion in its online Library, members of SAFE's
Library Editorial Review Committee (LERC) raised a key question:
"Is a clearance in fact required to fly through a Restricted Area
when that area is not in use?"
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"A clearance is not required to operate VFR through a
restricted area when the controlling or using agency, as
applicable, has made a determination that the restricted area is
'cold'. [Cold = Not Active]"
Source: A response provided to members of
SAFE's Library Editorial Review Committee (LERC), who raised a
key question: "Is a clearance in fact required to fly through a
Restricted Area when that area is not in use?"