U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7400.2J
Effective Date:
February 9, 2012
 
     

Subject:  Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters
Includes:  Change 3 effective 8/22/13, Change 2 effective 3/7/13, Change 1 effective 7/26/12 and  Errata effective 2/9/12.

 

Chapter 22. Prohibited Areas

Section 1. General

22-1-1. DEFINITION

A prohibited area is airspace established under 14 CFR part 73 provisions, within which no person may operate an aircraft without permission of the using agency.

22-1-2. PURPOSE

Prohibited areas are established when necessary to prohibit flight over an area on the surface in the interest of national security and welfare.

22-1-3. IDENTIFICATION

Identify prohibited areas with the prefix letter “P" followed by a dash, a two-digit number, location, and the two-letter state abbreviation (e.g., “P-47, Amarillo, TX"). Identification numbers are assigned by Airspace Regulations and ATC Procedures Group.

22-1-4. DESCRIPTION

Prohibited areas normally extend from the surface upward to a specified altitude, with a “continuous" time of designation

22-1-5. WAIVERS/AUTHORIZATION

No person may conduct operations within a prohibited area except under a certificate of waiver issued by the Administrator.

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