FDC 5/6289 ZZZ PART 1 OF 9 SECURITY SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS FOR CIVIL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS WITHIN OR TRANSITING THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE UNITED STATES
This has implications on our ability to fly through US airspace enroute to places like Vancouver Island.
As of: JANUARY 8TH 2016 14:55pm PST
The BCGA has spoken directly with the TSA office in Washington D.C.
The TSA is working with higher levels of government to have the restrictions lifted and put back to the way they used to be.
There seems have to bee a big slip up in issuing the NOTAM in its current state.
The TSA expects it to be changed back to the way it used to read prior to these restrictions sometime next week. In the meantime as per the NOTAM Canadian aircraft may not transit US Territorial Airspace without a special waiver from the FAA/TSA. This waiver takes 5-7day to obtain per flight.
It has been observed by looking skyward and by talking to pilots that it has been operations normal on the Lower Mainland - Vancouver Island route since the NOTAM was issued.
The BCGA would not be correct unless it advised you that the NOTAM is still in effect until it is changed. Pilots are responsible for their own decisions when flight planning.