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Boston Marathon means special flight protocols, restrictionsBoston Marathon means special flight protocols, restrictions

<BR><SPAN class=twodeck>Race to be run Monday, April 15, 2002</SPAN><BR><SPAN class=twodeck>Race to be run Monday, April 15, 2002</SPAN>

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Pilots planning to fly in the Boston area on Monday, be forewarned: The FAA considers the Boston Marathon a major sporting event. So the notam banning flights below 3,000 feet and within 3 nm of any part of the course will be in effect. (If authorized by ATC, aircraft can fly closer. Part of the marathon route will be within Boston Class B airspace.) Click on the graphic to see an approximate graphical representation of the race route superimposed on the Boston Terminal Area Chart. As always, pilots are reminded that the graphic is provided for informational purposes only and should not be used for navigation.

For aircraft associated with the race, the FAA has established a special flight protocol. Pilots taking part should contact the Boston Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) at 781/274-7130 for more details.

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