Temporary Flight Restrictions

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Training Tip: Aware in the air

Article | Apr 06, 2015

Instructors caution student pilots to check notams carefully during flight planning, and to check again during the final weather update before takeoff. Are you aware of the different reasons notams are issued and how to find the information?

Pilots should note upcoming TFR over Florida

Advocacy | Mar 20, 2015

The FAA has issued a flight advisory and notam to alert pilots of an upcoming presidential temporary flight restriction over the Palm City, Florida, area on March 28 and 29.

FAA warns of SoCal TFRs March 12, 13

Advocacy | Mar 09, 2015

Multiple temporary flight restrictions will be active in the Los Angeles, California, region March 12 and 13, the FAA announced.

NORAD talks TFRs

Article | Jan 29, 2015

With Super Bowl XLIX around the corner, AOPA sat down with the commander in charge of national air defense.

Super Bowl XLIX notam released

Advocacy | Jan 21, 2015

The FAA has released a notam establishing a temporary flight restriction over the Glendale, Arizona, area for Super Bowl XLIX. Pilots flying in to watch the Patriots and Seahawks battle for the championship should study the notam.

TFR scheduled for State of the Union address on Jan. 20

Advocacy | Jan 14, 2015

A temporary flight restriction will be in effect in Washington, D.C.-area airspace for the State of the Union address on Jan. 20.

FAA releases Super Bowl XLIX flight advisory

Article | Jan 08, 2015

While we don’t know yet who will be facing off in Super Bowl XLIX, it’s not too early to make plans to fly in if you have tickets or if you want to watch the game from a Glendale, Arizona, establishment.

AOPA, FAA ease holiday travel headache in Massachusetts

Advocacy | Dec 04, 2014

While East Coast travelers faced challenging conditions in the air and on the ground leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, AOPA and the FAA worked quickly to ease general aviation pilots’ travel concerns stemming from a vice presidential TFR.

‘Direct to’ and other gotchas: Flying in to Frederick

Article | Sep 23, 2014

Do your homework before you head to AOPA’s Homecoming Fly-In Oct. 4 in Frederick, Maryland, to ensure you’re safe and legal.

TFR to suspend flights at Maryland’s ‘DC-3’ airports

Advocacy | Jul 31, 2014

Operations at the so-called “DC-3 airports” in Maryland will be suspended Aug. 4 through 7 under a temporary flight restriction.

IFR Fix: Where there's smoke

IFR Fix | Jul 22, 2014

Spot quiz: What is the METAR/TAF code for smoke?

Plan flights with these five apps

Apps of the week | Jul 21, 2014

Plan flights before taking off with these five apps.

President's trip to SoCal sparks TFRs

Advocacy | Jun 11, 2014

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Palm Springs, Anaheim, and Laguna Beach areas of Southern California June 13 through 16.

What if?

Pilot Magazine | Apr 08, 2014

Over the 75 years since AOPA’s founding, its principal goal has been to prevent GA from suffering a fate analogous to Bambi’s. Yes, AOPA’s charter gives the association three main goals: to make flying easier, safer, and more fun.

FAA issues VIP TFRs for southeast Florida

Advocacy | Mar 03, 2014

The FAA has issued VIP TFRs covering Southeast Florida, including Miami.

Super Bowl TFR issued

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII will be played Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J., and the U.S. Air Force will enforce FAA-imposed flight restrictions.

TFR advisory issued for State of the Union address

Advocacy | Jan 17, 2014

The FAA has issued a flight advisory about restrictions in connection with the 2014 State of the Union Address on Jan. 28.

Hawaii TFR permits some GA operations

Advocacy | Dec 18, 2013

When President Barack Obama travels to Hawaii for the holidays, a presidential TFR will be in place, but thanks to AOPA’s ongoing advocacy efforts, certain accommodations have been made for general aviation operations.

Training Tip: Getting sloppy

Article | Dec 02, 2013

”On this flight I got sloppy and it bit me,” the pilot reported. Find out how overlooking notams can compromise safety.

Training Tip: 'Aircraft may not loiter'

Article | Nov 01, 2013

Going online to review the sectional chart, you are surprised to see a bold new graphic superimposed over the usual portrayal of the local airspace.

Pilots urged to learn limitations of glass-cockpit technology

Article | Aug 22, 2013

Pilots shouldn’t rely solely on in-cockpit avionics such as multifunction displays to keep them out of severe weather or temporary flight restrictions. The avionics systems and subscription services have limitations and may not show real-time weather and temporary flight restriction information.

Pilots urged to steer clear of America’s Cup races

Article | Jul 19, 2013

From TFRs to airspace and notams, pilots should keep up with changing operational requirements during the America’s Cup boat races in California’s San Francisco Bay.

Prepare for firefighting TFRs, says AOPA

Article | Jul 16, 2013

AOPA is reminding general aviation pilots to look for firefighting TFRs as part of their pre-flight planning.