Temporary Flight Restrictions

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Disney TFRs to be charted

Advocacy | Apr 28, 2016

The FAA, responding to urging from AOPA and other air traffic system users, will include two areas of congressionally mandated permanent flight restrictions to aeronautical charts.

FAA tasks panel with addressing TFR issues

Advocacy | Apr 04, 2016

The FAA has formally tasked an industry committee with making recommendations for improving temporary flight restriction graphics in response to AOPA concerns about inconsistencies and errors in the way the airspace is depicted.

TFR planned in DC for nuclear security meeting

Advocacy | Mar 22, 2016

A temporary flight restriction will be in effect in the Washington, D.C., area on March 31 and April 1.

AOPA seeks GA waivers for Disneyland TFR

Article | Mar 08, 2016

AOPA is asking the FAA to make it easier and safer for general aviation aircraft to operate in the busy airspace near Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California.

National conventions will bring major TFRs in 2016

Article | Feb 16, 2016

The Republican and Democratic national conventions will bring significant temporary flight restrictions in 2016.

Training Tip: In the air, unaware

Article | Feb 16, 2016

Temporary flight restrictions can pop up on very short notice in unexpected places, making it a bad idea to launch without checking for any TFR activity first.

TFR a painful break for California aviation company

Advocacy | Feb 10, 2016

General aviation flying around Palm Springs, California, will come to an abrupt halt Feb. 12 for four days when a temporary flight restriction takes effect.

CAP helps Air Force crews prep for Super Bowl

Article | Jan 27, 2016

Civil Air Patrol Cessnas will simulate busting restricted airspace over California's Levi's Stadium to test U.S. Air Force crews that will be patrolling during Super Bowl 50.

Topics TFR, Airspace

FAA releases Super Bowl 50 flight advisory

Advocacy | Jan 26, 2016

The FAA has issued a flight advisory to notify pilots about temporary flight restrictions that will be in effect Feb. 7 for Super Bowl 50.

Topics TFR, Airspace

Super Bowl 50 flight advisory imminent

Advocacy | Jan 05, 2016

Pilots should be on the lookout for special flight operation procedures that the FAA will publish in advance of the NFL’s Super Bowl Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

New FAA Web page debugs notam searches

Advocacy | Nov 06, 2015

The FAA’s new website for researching notices to airmen, designed to eventually replace the existing PilotWeb notam page, has received its finishing touches.

Watch for wildfire TFRs

Article | Oct 01, 2015

With wildfires ravaging many western states, aviators should remain vigilant for TFRs protecting airspace for firefighting efforts.

New effort launches to cut TFR violations

Advocacy | Sep 29, 2015

AOPA is working with the military, government agencies, and flight planning service providers to help general aviation pilots avoid violating temporary flight restrictions.

California wildfires look 'like a war zone'

Article | Sep 17, 2015

Western wildfires ignited blazes in six states, triggering multiple firefighting TFRs as crews continue to battle a pair of massive California fires.

FAA issues flight restriction notices for Papal visit

Advocacy | Sep 09, 2015

AOPA is urging pilots to familiarize themselves with temporary flight restrictions that will be in effect during Pope Francis' U.S. visit.

Presidential TFRs have major impact on Alaska

Advocacy | Sep 01, 2015

Recognizing that "Alaska is different," the Secret Service is allowing seaplane activity to continue in the Anchorage area during President Barack Obama's visit.

Historic wildfires spawn rash of TFRs

Article | Aug 26, 2015

AOPA urges pilots to update temporary flight restriction information frequently and avoid violating restricted airspace, for safety and to assure the uninterrupted operation of aerial firefighting.

Pilot Briefing: Regulations

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2015

Tips for GA operators in the national airpace

TFRs impact Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palm Springs

Advocacy | Jun 16, 2015

Pilots flying in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palm Springs areas June 18 to 21 need to be extra vigilant. The FAA has issued notams for multiple temporary flight restrictions over the metropolitan areas for President Barack Obama's visit.

P&E: Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Jun 10, 2015

I got my DUATS briefing through my electronic flight bag flight planning program—72 pages, including some presidential TFRs in Chicago.

Big names headline AOPA Homecoming

Article | Jun 03, 2015

The Breitling Jet Team, aerobatic stars Michael Goulian and Sean D. Tucker, NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart, retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk S. Lippold, and filmmaker Brian Terwilliger are some of the big names headlining AOPA’s Homecoming Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland, June 6.

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.