Temporary Flight Restrictions

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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.

GA Remembers 9/11

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2011

Like every other American and world citizen, you know exactly where you were and what you were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. For the staff of AOPA, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 changed forever the way we conduct the business of protecting, preserving, and promoting general aviation.

Dallas TFR set for Super Bowl Sunday

Article | Feb 01, 2011

A temporary flight restriction will be in effect in the Dallas, Texas, area on Feb. 6, from 3:30 p.m. CST to 11:59 p.m. CST during Super Bowl XLV, to be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Everything but the pilot

Article | Nov 01, 2010

“Minneapolis Center, Omaha Zero-Eight.” “Omaha Zero-Eight, Minneapolis Center.” “Minneapolis Center, Omaha Zero-Eight requests a block altitude of flight level 190 to 210, and airspace in boxes Mike Six north and south.” To any pilots flying in that sector, situated along the Canadian border north of Grand Forks, North Dakota, it sounds like a routine request—perhaps by an aircraft doing mapping or aerial photography. And that’s exactly what it is.

19-hour TFR to shut down Las Vegas

Advocacy | Jul 01, 2010

Las Vegas will essentially be closed to general aviation pilots trying to fly into the area for parts of July 8 and 9. A 19-hour presidential temporary flight restriction will shut down all three major GA airports in the area: McCarran International, Henderson Executive, and North Las Vegas.