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Indianapolis airports prepare for Super Bowl 2012Indianapolis airports prepare for Super Bowl 2012

Super Bowl XLVI is a little more than two months away and teams are still vying for a spot in the big game, but the Indianapolis Super Bowl host committee already is preparing surrounding airports for the influx of traffic that will come with the Feb. 5 event.

The Super Bowl XLVI Indianapolis host committee website includes a section dedicated specifically to general and corporate aviation. The site lists Indianapolis-area airports that will be handling Super Bowl traffic, as well as their distance from Lucas Oil Stadium. Pilots should note that three nontowered airports in the area will have a temporary tower from Feb. 1 through 6: Indianapolis Executive Airport, Indianapolis Regional Airport, and Eagle Creek Airpark.

According to the committee, the FAA is expected to release more information on flight operations and airspace restrictions later in December. The information will be available on the FAA and Super Bowl websites. AOPA also will notify pilots of temporary flight restrictions associated with the event.

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