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Old 05-23-2020, 08:16 AM
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Daughter, Army Officer son-in-law and family moving this weekend/ Monday here. Any pireps on close/ best place to land and hang out for a few days? Any tips regarding flight into this airspace/area appreciated as well. Thanks ...
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:42 AM
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Daughter, Army Officer son-in-law and family moving this weekend/ Monday here. Any pireps on close/ best place to land and hang out for a few days? Any tips regarding flight into this airspace/area appreciated as well. Thanks ...
Flying here you will be dealing with the Washington SFRA, so make sure you take the online FAA course to familiarize yourself with the procedures. Closest airports, without getting into the FRZ, would likely be Stafford (KRMN) or Shannon, which is smaller (KEZF). I have flown into both, but not intimately familiar as I'm on the north side of the city in Maryland at KGAI. Both Stafford and Shannon are nice. Otherwise, Manassas is probably a good option (KHEF). Good luck.

PS - Northern Virginia (and DC) is still under lock-down rules due to COVID, so be prepared to deal with closed business, less transportation options, etc. I would call the airports ahead of time to make sure how they are operating.

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Old 05-23-2020, 10:15 AM
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If your instrument rated file IFR anytime you go into the SFRA (still are required to take the SFRA training course). Under IFR you are not dealing with all the guidelines that are mandatory for VFR. And your lucky, we have the same situation except our kids transferred way up in Connecticut. Just out of our non stop range. But definitely better then out of country.
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:31 PM
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Butch,

As mentioned, recommend you stay south of the SFRA. KRMN or KEZF are good choices.

Drop by Dogwood if you have time to kill - Iíll buy you a beer.

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