June 4, 2004 - Beginning Sunday, June 6, the FAA will impose major flight restrictions in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida for the Group of 8 (G-8) Economic Summit being held in Sea Island, Ga. There will be two large temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) implemented for the National Security Event.
"The long duration of the TFRs and the number of impacted airports underscores the need for pilots to check notams before flying in this area," said Heidi Williams, manager of Air Traffic for AOPA. "AOPA members have an additional resource - Real Time Flight Planner - that can show them where the TFRs are. But they still need to check notams at the last possible minute for any last-minute changes."
See the FAA's special Web page for the G-8 flight restrictions and impacted airports.
The two TFRs are:
Additionally, there will be a third, shorter-duration TFR established for President Bush's arrival from France on Sunday evening.
Inside each TFR is a 10-nm-radius no-fly zone that prohibits all air traffic except law enforcement and military aircraft directly supporting the Secret Service, emergency services flights, and regularly scheduled cargo and airlines.
General aviation aircraft can operate between the 10-nm-radius no-fly zone and outer edges of the TFRs, as long as they:
The TFRs do not allow for aircraft to loiter, perform flight training, practice instrument approaches, aerobatic flight, glider operations, parachute operations, ultralights, hang gliding, media aircraft, hot air balloons, crop dusting, animal population control flights, banner towing operations, seaplanes, and utility line/pipeline patrols.
Additionally, the Moody A & B Military Operations Areas (MOAs) will not be active during the summit meeting.