The TSA has released further information regarding the application process for obtaining access to Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). The TSA information available for download includes 1) the Federal Background Check Form; 2) Important Information and FAQs; 3) Armed Security Officer Guidance and Application; 4) Non Disclosure Agreement Form; and 5) FBO and Operator Guidance and Application. The information may be downloaded from the NBAA website here.
The TSA will begin accepting operator and FBO applications on August 18, 2005. 12, and will begin accepting flight authorization requests from approved operators on October 15, 2005. Operators are encouraged to begin the approval and slot acquisition process for DCA flights as far in advance as possible. Anyone interested in obtaining access to DCA and/or operating to/from DCA should review all of the available information before starting the application process as the restrictions and limitations of the approval and authorization processes are detailed and strict.