Temporary Flight Restrictions

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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.

TFR to cover New Orleans for Super Bowl

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2013

The FAA has released the notice to airmen (notam) describing airspace restrictions related to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans Feb. 3.

Inauguration prompts airspace restrictions

Article | Jan 17, 2013

Part 91 flights must be headed, on IFR flight plans, to or from one of three airports within the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area on Jan. 21, among several requirements imposed by a temporary flight restriction crafted for Inauguration Day.

First down: FAA notes airspace, airport rules for Super Bowl

Article | Jan 10, 2013

The FAA has issued advisories to inform pilots of required aircraft reservations at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, and temporary flight restrictions that will be in effect in connection with Super Bowl XLVII, which will be played Feb. 3.

IFR Fix: Gap in the message

Article | Oct 26, 2012

Does technology ever blow the call? For pilots, it has always been chancy to let faith in a support system graduate to dependence. But those who have may still whistle when the call gets blown.

'Patience and drive': Thomas Newman

Article | Oct 11, 2012

A number of "significant obstacles" have confronted Thomas Newman over the years, both in and out of flying. Aviation had to wait while, as a member of the Colorado Army National Guard, he worked to complete an interrupted education, earning a GED, and then college and graduate degrees.

TFRs set for GOP convention in Tampa

Advocacy | Aug 23, 2012

The FAA has issued a flight advisory notifying pilots of temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) that will be in effect Aug. 26 to 30 associated with the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Rock your wings to Big Brother: Squawk, talk, file in TFR

Article | May 23, 2012

Mindful of the consequences for not following designated procedures, an AOPA staffer prepared to take off into the G8 Summit TFR May 19. Remember to squawk your discrete transponder code before the wheels leave the runway, Potomac Tracon said--"they" will be watching.

Is that an F-16 off your wing? Beware TFRs near DC, Chicago

Advocacy | May 16, 2012

If you are flying near Chicago or the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area between May 18 and 21 and spy an F-16 or a Black Hawk off your wing, you're in big trouble. The FAA has issued notams restricting flight in both areas for the G8 and NATO Summits.