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Special air traffic procedures for Daytona 500Special air traffic procedures for Daytona 500

The FAA has issued a five-part notam establishing special air traffic procedures February 13-17 in Daytona Beach, Florida, during the Daytona 500 race week. Slot reservations will be required for all domestic, non-scheduled IFR arrivals into Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna, Flagler County, and Spruce Creek airports daily from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. beginning February 13 through February 16. In addition, slot reservations will be required on Feb. 17 from 6 a.m. to noon. The FAA requests that all pilots remain clear of Class C airspace until clearance is received to proceed inbound. Several charted visual checkpoints at New Smyrna Airport, High Bridge, and Lake Disston will be used for VFR holding points as necessary. Pilots are encouraged to check all notams prior to flight and familiarize themselves with the special air traffic procedures.

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