Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

This is an example of the FAA being asleep at the wheel during this airspace grab which should never been allowed to happen. We have written a letter to the FAA Administrator (currently acting) with no response to date, as well as NOAA Headquarters. 

Meanwhile, it did happen so protect yourself from this ill-advised ursurp of the FAA’s authority by insuring you understand the requirements. Please read our letter in repsonse below.


FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education

Marine Sanctuary Overflight
Notice Number: NOTC3961

Attached is a 1-page letter (PDF format) from the superintendent of the 
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary that highlights some current and 
upcoming changes that the FAA is making to the Los Angeles and San 
Francisco sectional and terminal area charts. The charts will display 
new notices about flight operations in coastal areas that may be 
relevant to your activities.

Please click on link below or copy and paste it into your browser to view the letter.

https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2012/Jul/MBNMS_Pilot_Outreach_Letter_Jul2012.pdf

Thank you.

Scott Kathey
Federal Regulatory Coordinator
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
National Oceanic& Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
99 Pacific Street, Bldg 455A
Monterey, California 93940
Phone: 831-647-4251
FAX: 831-647-4250
Website:http://montereybay.noaa.gov/


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