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Super Bowl flight restrictions published

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This image from AOPA's Real Time
Flight Planner shows the Super Bowl
TFR in gray, meaning it isn't active yet.

Jan. 28, 2004 - The FAA has issued a notam prohibiting most general aviation flight operations within 7 nm of the Super Bowl in Houston this coming Sunday, February 1, 2004. Members using AOPA's Real Time Flight Planner can clearly see the location of the TFR. And pilots flying IFR into the Houston area will have to get slot reservations for 10 of the local airports.

The restrictions will be in effect from 12:30 p.m. local until 10:30 p.m. local. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:25 p.m. local.

No airports underlie the affected airspace, but Hobby Airport (HOU) is exactly 7 nm from the center of the temporary flight restriction.

Due to the high volume of air traffic expected, the FAA has instituted a special traffic management program for non-scheduled domestic IFR flights into George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Hobby (HOU), Ellington (EFD), Hooks Memorial (DWH), Sugar Land Regional (SGR), Angleton-Lake Jackson (LBX), Scholes International (GLS), West Houston (IWS), Houston Southwest (AXH), and Montgomery County (CXO). For the purposes of the STMP, Hooks, Sugar Land Regional, Angleton-Lake Jackson, Scholes, West Houston, Houston Southwest, and Montgomery County will be treated as a single airport.

The FAA is currently taking slot reservations online.


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