The tireless and dedicated manager of one of this nation's most
endangered airports has disclosed the restrictions that have been
placed on operations (again) at College park--the oldest
continuously operated airport in America (until it's finally driven
out of business...).
Lee Schiek (a helluva guy, folks, no kidding) has told ANN that
CGS was notified at 1450 hrs Monday that, effective as of 1500 hrs
on the same data (in other words, all of ten minutes notice...),
"Condition Orange" is in-place at College Park, MD (CGS).
1. Airport hours of operation will be reduced to 8am-6pm daily.
Inbound flights departing FME before 1800 hrs will be allowed to
2. TSA will have an on-site presence at CGS between those hours
for the purpose of checking pilot credentials and inspecting
aircraft prior to departure.
3. Inbound flights to CGS will be required to first land at
Tipton-Ft. Meade Airport (FME) to be screened prior to landing at
4. These procedures will remain in effect UFN...
AS ALWAYS, Lee advises all pilots to CHECK CURRENT
NOTAMS BEFORE FLIGHT OPERATIONS!!!
FDC NOTAM 3/2124
RESTRICTIONS. EFFECTIVE 0303182000 UTC (MARCH 18, 2003 AT 1500
LOCAL) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. NO PERSON MAY OPERATE AN AIRCRAFT TO,
FROM, OR BETWEEN THE COLLEGE PARK AIRPORT /CGS/, POTOMAC AIRFIELD
/VKX/ OR WASHINGTON EXECUTIVE/ HYDE FIELD /W32/, EXCEPT UNDER THE
FOLLOWING PROVISIONS: A. IN ADDITION TO THE SECURITY PROVISIONS
SPECIFIED IN SFAR 94, AND ALL OTHER CURRENT NOTAMS APPLICABLE TO
THESE AIRPORTS AND THE WASH- INGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA AIR
DEFENSE IDENTIFICATION ZONE AND THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA
FIGHT RESTRICTED ZONE, ALL PERSONS MUST COMPLY WITH THESE
SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS. 1. AIRCRAFT MUST UNDERGO SECURITY
INSPECTION BY A TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION INSPECTOR
PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FROM THE AIRPORTS ABOVE. 2. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED
FOR IN NUMBER 4 BELOW, AIRCRAFT MUST LAND AT AN IDENTIFIED GATEWAY
AIRPORT FOR SECURITY INSPECTION PRIOR TO RETURNING TO THE AIRPORTS
ABOVE. 3. UPON COMPLETION OF THE SECURITY INSPECTION AT THE GATEWAY
AIR- PORT, AIRCRAFT MUST PROCEED DIRECTLY TO THE DESTINATION
AIRPORT WITH NO INTERMEDIATE STOPS. 4. IF AN AIRCRAFT DEPARTS FROM
ONE OF THE AIRPORTS ABOVE, RECEIVES FLIGHT FOLLOWING AND REMAINS IN
CONTACT WITH AT C FOR THE DURATION OF THE FLIGHT, AND MAKES NO
INTERMEDIATE STOPS, THE AIRCRAFT MAY RETURN TO THE AIRPORTS ABOVE
WITHOUT FIRST LANDING AT AN IDENTIFIED GATEWAY AIRPORT. B. TIPTON
AIRPORT /FME/, FORT MEADE (ODENTON), MD, IS THE IDENTIFIED GATEWAY
AIRPORT. WIE UNTIL UFN