Billstone wrote:I need to fly round a DA tomorrow, but would like to fly through it if possible. Its all new to me. The DA says active every day, then gives a contact number and frequency; does this mean its ok to phone up / call up and ask if the DA is active?
Depends on the type of activity (you haven't said which DA it is) and what type of service the notified frequency offers.
If it's Danger Area Activity Information Service (DAAIS), they will know if the DA is active but will not be able to clear you through.
If it's Danger Area Crossing Service (DACS) they may
be able to clear you through subject to the activity.
If you look along the bottom of a CAA published half mil, it will tell you what type of service is offered.
No harm trying to ring them as well though but you'll need to look in the AIP to find ot the actual name of the DA; often the operators (especially pongos) aren't aware of the DA number.