The FAA has published the notam for AOPA's twelfth annual Fly-In June 1. The notam includes approach procedures, as well as the frequency and hours of operation for the temporary tower.
Pilots are urged to use extreme caution to avoid prohibited area P-40, which is centered 15 nm north of Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK). P-40 currently has a radius of 5 nm, larger than is published on sectionals or terminal area charts or in GPS databases. To ensure a wide berth from P-40, pilots arriving from the west can fly to the St. Thomas (THS) VOR, then east on the 108° radial approximately 44 nm to Hanover Airport (6W6; turf runway) on the western edge of Hanover, Pa., and from there south to the tank farm (see notam or Fly-in procedures). Aircraft arriving from the north can fly directly to Hanover and then to the tank farm. These routes will avoid accidental entry into P-40.
The AOPA Fly-in has become the biggest one-day event of its kind on the East Coast. In good weather, some 600 to 700 planes and 6,000 to 8,000 people can be expected to attend.
The Fly-in notam mirrors the Fly-in procedures described at AOPA Online. You'll also find a list of the seminars being offered during the Fly-in, as well as a list of exhibitors who'll be showing off their wares. Some two dozen aircraft are already scheduled to be on display, and you'll be able to take a self-guided tour of AOPA headquarters.