Pilots operating in Southern California need to be aware of four separate temporary flight restrictions on New Year's Day over the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl Game.
The first covers a 5-nm-radius area to 5,000 feet over the parade route from 6 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. local. A second notam lowers the ceiling on the same 5-nm area to 3,000 feet from 8:16 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. local. The third notam establishes a 3-nm area to 5,000 feet over the Rose Bowl from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. local. As for the game itself, the notam prohibiting flight within a 3-nm radius and 3,000 feet of NCAA Division I football games from one hour before to one hour after the game remains in effect.
The restrictions are essentially the same as last year. The parade and bowl game have historically had TFRs associated with them, even before the September 11 terrorist attacks. In fact, the restricted areas have been smaller since the attacks than they were before.