Temporary Flight Restrictions

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'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.

TFR violations hamper efforts to ease restrictions

Advocacy | May 09, 2012

General aviation pilots are required to brief every flight fully, including a check of notams. Yet the federal government still expends significant resources responding to violations of temporary flight restrictions.

UK prepares GA for Olympic games, restrictions

Article | May 08, 2012

Aviation officials in the United Kingdom have devised a wide swath of temporary airspace restrictions for the London 2012 Olympics, with detailed briefings available online.

Topics TFR, Airspace

TFR to shut down Chicago airspace for NATO Summit

Advocacy | Apr 30, 2012

The FAA has issued a flight advisory alerting pilots that a temporary flight restriction will be in effect May 19 through 21 over Chicago for a NATO Summit.

G-8 Summit to add extra TFR to DC area

Advocacy | Apr 27, 2012

While world leaders and President Barack Obama gather at Camp David in Thurmont, Md., for the G-8 Summit May 18 and 19, a temporary flight restriction will shut down a large swath of airspace in the already restrictive Washington, D.C., area.

Super Bowl expected to draw GA crowd

Article | Jan 12, 2012

Airports dozens of miles away from the big game are preparing for a surge in Super Bowl traffic, and the Super Bowl Host Committee is working with AOPA and the FAA to keep pilots informed of airspace changes, traffic procedures, and flight planning requirements for a broad stretch of airspace.