FAA Commits to Notify Congress of Unusual Air Activity

Accidentally triggered lockdown due to Golden Knights demonstration.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wrote a letter to Congress on Friday, promising to implement steps to adequately alert them when “unusual flight operations” are scheduled to take place. In April, the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachute demonstration team conducted a show over the Washington Nationals baseball game. Capitol Police mistook the plane as a security threat and immediately evacuated the Capitol.

FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen said the agency believes that the steps proposed “will provide all of our interagency partners with the extra time necessary to reduce any potential confusion.” The letter continued, “The steps we have taken will provide an additional margin of safety by reducing confusion on any unusual flight operation.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Acting Administrator Nolen as he oversees FAA operations.
  • For the Capitol Police as they seek to maintain the security of the congressional building and offices.
  • For safety for the Army Golden Knights as they train and perform stunts and aerial feats.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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