Pilots planning to fly to or through Alberta, Canada, during the last week of June need to exercise extra caution. The Canadian Department of National Defense and Transport Canada plan to cast a very wide security net when the leaders of the Group of Eight countries meet.
The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) has advised AOPA that the Canadian government plans to establish a "no fly zone" under military control with an 80-nm radius roughly centered on Kananaskis, Alberta, from the surface to infinity. The temporary flight restrictions will be effective June 25-28. No flights except military operations and authorized emergency flights will be permitted. The use of deadly force is authorized in the event of a hostile intrusion or of intruders not responding properly to military intercept.
Pilots planning flights to Canada should review the AOPA/COPA Guide to Cross-Border Operations.
In addition to the TFR, the area within a 35-nm arc of Calgary International Airport will be designated Class "C" airspace from the surface to 12,500 feet msl.
Numerous airports within the TFR will effectively be closed during the four-day period. In addition, while Calgary International Airport will remain open, pilots and travelers can expect delays, as well as temporary restrictions as heads of state arrive and depart.