As AOPA reported earlier this evening, the FAA has issued a notam establishing a temporary flight restriction around New York City. U.S. security officials apparently demanded the expanded security area for the World Economic Forum meeting starting tomorrow. The notam, effective January 31 at 7 a.m. and extending through 10 p.m. February 4, establishes an 18-nautical-mile TFR around the JFK VOR. Pilots flying in the New York area must make sure they have obtained all of the latest notams immediately prior to flight.
The notam requires that aircraft within the TFR area be on a flight plan. VFR flight plans must be filed with the New York Flight Service Station at 866/365-5019.
The TFR provides "cut-outs" for Teterboro (TEB) Airport in New Jersey and Republic (FRG) airport in Farmingdale, New York.
The existing TFR around "ground zero," the World Trade Center site, remains in effect.