The FAA is joining other federal agencies in revising the status of previously disclosed documents from "open" to "exempt from disclosure," apparently taking off of its website a report from a meeting it held with pilots regarding the rules for air travel in the DC environs.  Recall that no-fly zones were imposed around the nation’s capitol after 9/11. The document, which was previously open-access on www.faa.gov, was actually a transcript of that meeting in which the rules establishing the no-fly zones were soundly ridiculed by private pilots, who pointed out various inconsistencies and puzzling results (briefly discussed in the above-linked article on AirportBusiness.com). NPR’s Alex Chadwick and Slate’s Steven Aftergood discussed the ongoing efforts of the Bush Administration to reclassify previously-disclosed documents recently on NPR’s "Day to Day"; the Slate commentary can be read here.

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