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January 10, 2013
By Dan Namowitz
The FAA has issued an advisory to inform pilots of required aircraft reservations at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans from Feb. 1 to 4 in connection with Super Bowl XLVII, which will be played Feb. 3.
The FAA also issued a flight advisory providing pilots with an overview of temporary flight restrictions that will be in effect Feb. 3 over Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, site of the football game.
Lakefront Airport will use a parking reservation system to meet expected heavy air traffic volume, and to ensure ramp space for arriving aircraft, the FAA said.
Pilots must obtain a Prior Permission Required (PPR) number that will indicate parking location. The PPR number should be provided to air traffic control to help direct arrivals to the correct runway turnoff point. Lakefront Airport’s fixed-base operators can help pilots obtain a PPR number, the FAA said.
All pilots should be prepared for potential airborne holding, rerouting, or expect departure clearance times (EDCT). Additional information is available at the Super Bowl’s host site for business aviation.
Pilots are urged to check notams frequently during the event for possible changes to flight restrictions.
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Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.