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Old 06-04-2023, 06:34 AM
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Default FAA Altitude waiver NOTAM

Just applied for a altitude waiver for our local fly in. Called the number provided by the AMA and followed the instructions. It worked just as advertised, we now have a waiver to 1200 AGL vs the normal 400 AGL. Our clubs/CDs must utilize this process as much as possible to help the AMA gather data to reduce the altitude restrictions imposed by the FAA. This waiver only applies for sanctioned events for now but if we dont use this process the FAA may feel we dont need altitude relief at our flying sites. As for now this waiver process only applies to sanctioned events in Class G (uncontrolled airspace). If your club/event is in controlled airspace you must work with the local FAA controllers.
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Old 06-04-2023, 06:36 AM
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Yep, it's very easy.

Controlled airspace clubs can apply for and mostly receive altitude waivers via an SRM panel.
Old 06-04-2023, 11:25 AM
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Cool to know, thanks for sharing!
Old 06-04-2023, 02:33 PM
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Glad to know it works!
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I did it for the Carolina Jet Fest last week where we had a 1200' waiver. It was very easy. Only thing new was they asked to make the call with on 7 days of the event start time not earlier. The FAA lady was very friendly and helpful.
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the grunts that have to do the everyday work, usually are nice, helpful folk.

that carries over to a lot of government type operations.
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Just filed our second Notam with the FAA for this weeks EDF Jet Jam it is an easy process.
1200’ agl and 1/2 nautical mile. We fly some big electric jets!
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As I understand it, this is only an approval to fly above 400'AGL. A "NOTAM" is not published to notify full scale aircraft.

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Old 06-10-2023, 02:30 AM
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Clubs in controlled airspace that request an SRM panel can get a letter of agreement to fly over 400 as well, many have.
Old 06-10-2023, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by EDFjetpilot
As I understand it, this is only an approval to fly above 400'AGL. A "NOTAM" is not published to notify full scale aircraft.
Sean
As I understand it is an actual NOTAM and waiver. Here is a screen shot of the NOTAM published for UAS activity at the Carolina Jet Fest a couple of weeks ago. This was sent to me by a friend who is an airline captain and a GA pilot. I asked him to verify if the NOTAM was in the system and he sent me this screen shot off his ForeFlight system.


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Old 06-10-2023, 09:06 AM
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Yep. And here’s the one for Bob’s EDF Jet Jam happening right now:




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Originally Posted by EDFjetpilot
As I understand it, this is only an approval to fly above 400'AGL. A "NOTAM" is not published to notify full scale aircraft.

Sean
Okay, I stand corrected. I didn't have all info regarding the altitude request. I did find the NOTAM for our event under an airport different than I expected.

Great to see this process is working!

Sean

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