Sat, May 03, 2003
One of Sixteen Such TFRs Is No More
the FAA rescinded one of the 16 "permanent" security-related
temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) that AOPA has been pushing to
eliminate. Effective immediately, the TFR around Whiteman Air Force
Base in Knob Noster, Missouri is canceled.
Just a week ago, AOPA President Phil Boyer again sent a letter
to the Transportation Security Administration, saying, "AOPA
members are asking, 'Isn't it time for temporary restrictions to be
lifted given the reduced threat level, ending of hostilities in
Iraq, and phase-out of Operation Liberty Shield?'"
"Today's cancellation is the first of many small steps it's
going to take to get the National Airspace System back to normal,"
said Boyer. "But even though there's still a long way to go, we're
pleased to finally see some movement."
The lifting of the 10-nm-radius, 18,000-foot ceiling TFR is
especially good news for VFR pilots who used to follow U.S. Highway
50. The road ran through the middle of the TFR, and pilots had been
forced to find alternate routes between Kansas City and
The change should also make life easier for pilots flying into
and out of Skyhaven Airport (9K4) and Sedalia Memorial Airport
(DMO), which are located just a few miles from what was the edge of
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