Dallas TFR set for Super Bowl Sunday
A temporary flight restriction (TFR) 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.
The TFR layout is standard, with a 10-nautical-mile-radius no-fly zone and a 30-nm-radius outer ring. There will be procedures allowing aircraft arriving and departing airports specified in the flight advisory to squawk a designated "fringe" transponder code. Those pilots will not be required to file a flight plan or contact air traffic control.
The FAA expects extensive general aviation traffic in the Dallas area, and has posted this aviation information page on its website as a resource.
AOPA reminds pilots that they can enhance aviation security for the event by adopting the principles of AOPA's Airport Watch program: Lock up, and look out! For more tips about securing your airport, take AOPA’s General Aviation Security online course.
February 1, 2011