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FAA releases Super Bowl 50 flight advisory

FAA announces temporary flight restrictions associated with Super Bowl 50.

The FAA has issued a flight advisory to make pilots aware of temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) that will be in effect on Feb. 7 in connection with Super Bowl 50, which will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Multiple notices to airmen will be published to cover the National Football League championship game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. The FAA urges pilots to check frequently for changes to valid times and dimensions prior to operating in the affected areas.

The FAA released two notams on Jan. 25 detailing operating restrictions and requirements. Notam FDC 6/6395 will be in effect from 1700Z to 2200Z (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time). Notam FDC 6/6446 will be in effect from 2200Z to 0759Z (2 to 11:59 p.m. local time) on Feb. 7. See the notam texts and graphics for descriptions of the lateral and vertical dimensions of the TFR areas.

AOPA participates in Super Bowl planning meetings to ensure that all aviation has access during large-scale events, and has reminded pilots to be aware of high traffic volume to and from the San Francisco metropolitan area that will require reservations for inbound and outbound flight plans Feb. 4 to 7.

Pilots may direct questions related to the TFRs to the FAA’s System Operations Support Center between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, seven days a week at 202/267-8276.

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Topics: Advocacy, Airspace

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