September 2, 2009
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Multiple temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) will be in effect over New York City from Sept. 15 through Oct. 2 for the sixty-fourth session of the U.N. General Assembly. Pilots who will be flying in the vicinity of the New York Class B airspace during that time should check notams before flight.
While the FAA has not yet issued notams restricting flight, the agency has released a flight advisory detailing the TFRs that pilots can anticipate.
A 2-nautical-mile-radius TFR will be in effect from Sept. 15 through Oct. 2, centered on the JFK VOR/DME 320-degree radial at 11.4 nm. It will extend from the surface up to 7,000 feet msl.
Another TFR encompassing the lateral boundaries of the New York Class B airspace, from the surface up to Flight Level 180, will be in effect from Sept. 21 through 24 and contain an inner 7-nm-radius no-fly zone. As in previous years, the FAA has created a 2-nm-radius cutout over Teterboro and 3-nm-radius cutouts over Republic (FRG) and Westchester County (HPN) airports. All three cutouts extend up to 2,000 feet msl. The cutouts are only for arrivals and departures at the airports. A separate notam is anticipated to explain ingress and egress procedures for Morristown Airport during that same time frame.
Republic and Linden (LDJ) airports have been designated as TSA gateway screening airports for helicopters arriving and departing West 30th St. Heliport (JRA), Port Auth-Dwntn-Manhattan/Wall St. Heliport (JRB), East 34th St. Heliport (6N5), and seaplanes at New York Skyports Inc SPB (6N7).
Additional 8-nm-radius no-fly zones will be in place for President Barack Obama’s scheduled arrival on Sept. 21 and departure on Sept. 24.
For additional flight procedures and security details associated with the event, see the FAA’s flight advisory .
Pilots and aircraft owners have volunteered to transport hundreds of sea turtles rescued in Massachusetts to facilities equipped to care for them.
The FAA is working to automate a contingency plan developed on the fly when Chicago Center was taken out by arson from within Sept. 26.
AOPA has urged College Park, Maryland, to make approval of a hotel construction project near the city airport conditional on reducing the building’s height.
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