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VOLUME 9  AIRCRAFT, AIRPORT, AND OPERATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES

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CHAPTER 3  WASHINGTON, DC Flight Restricted zone AIRPORT ACCESS

Section 1  TSA and FAA Process to Grant Access to Restricted Airspace

9-31    PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING SUBSYSTEM (PTRS) ACTIVITY CODE. 1595.

9-32    OBJECTIVE. The objective of this task is to inform inspectors of the process used to grant access for airmen to use airports inside the inner ring of restricted airspace (College Park, Maryland (CGS), Potomac Airfield (VKX), and Washington Executive/Hyde Field (W32)) within the Washington, DC Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) known as the Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ). The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Maryland Three (MD-3) Program manages the application process, which is a function of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

9-33    REFERENCES, FORMS, AND JOB AIDS.

A.    References. Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) Part 1562.

B.    Forms. None.

C.    Job Aids. None.

9-34    PROCEDURES.

A.    Airman Contacts the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). When an airman contacts the FAA regarding access to the airports contained within the Washington FRZ, the airman should be directed to the TSA MD‑3 Program at https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/general-aviation to complete a TSA Form 418, MD‑3 PIN Application, and the TSA MD-3 airport access process, as it is not the responsibility of the FAA. Inform the airman that Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, 91.161 is an additional requirement outside of normal operating regulations which will require completion of FAAsafety.gov course DC Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) prior to operations and TSA application.

NOTE:  There is no requirement that airmen physically present themselves to a Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) to initiate or complete the Washington, DC FRZ airport access process. Any questions should be directed to the General Aviation and Commercial Division (AFS-800). Refer to https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/afs/afs800/ for current contact information.

B.    The TSA Contacts the FAA.

1)    During the vetting process, the TSA will access the Safety Performance Analysis System (SPAS) to validate an airman has no violations to 14 CFR part 73; 91.137, 91.138, 91.139, 91.141, 91.143, 91.145; and part 99, 99.7.
2)    The TSA may contact the FAA-designated liaison or point of contact (POC) at AFS-800 to assist the TSA in clarification of SPAS findings. The TSA should not contact any FSDO directly for this information.

C.    PTRS. Make an appropriate PTRS work entry under code 1595 if directing an airman to the TSA or providing TSA SPAS assistance.

RESERVED. Paragraphs 9-35 through 9-49.