Step 1: Access the ADAPT Website
Submit your authorization request no earlier than 24 hours before, and no later than one hour before, your intended departure time.
Step 2: Enter Flight Details using the Flight Information Entry Form
This step checks for alternate surveillance availability based upon your proposed route of flight and aircraft avionics equipment configuration. Please note this step does not constitute filing a flight plan.
Step 3: Enter the Deviation Request and Additional Flight Details
Provide additional details describing the nature of your deviation request. You must verify your information is correct and accurate by selecting the verification checkbox or the request cannot be submitted.
Step 4: Receive Request Status
After submitting a request, you will receive an immediate automated response via the ADAPT website indicating the status of the request (Approved, Denied, Pending) followed by an official FAA email response. When you receive an official email approval, you are authorized to conduct your flight.
Note: Pending requests are sent to an FAA-designated Air Traffic Control (ATC) representative who will review the request. These personnel are available between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm Eastern Time. All pending requests will be automatically denied 30 minutes before the proposed flight if not reviewed by the ATC representative.