Following in Hurricane Wilma's path across south Florida, the FAA has issued a temporary flight restriction (TFR) limiting flight around the Florida Keys. The TFR will allow rescue and relief aircraft to operate without interference from other aircraft.
Priority is for lifeguard/medical flights, search and rescue, law enforcement, or flights supporting FEMA relief efforts. Aircraft may operate directly to or from an airport within the TFR provided the flight is coordinated with air traffic control and operations don't hamper relief efforts. Prior to entering the TFR, aircraft must contact "Omaha 46," an Airborne Early Warning radar aircraft, on frequency 133.5. See the notam for more details. A graphic of the TFR areas is available through AOPA's Real-Time Flight Planner.
Updated: October 25, 2005, 7:30 a.m. EDT