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Updated February 1, 2013
Super Bowl XLVII will take place on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. Game time will be at 5:30 p.m. CST.
Note that there will NOT be a slot-based Special Traffic Management Program (STMP) implemented for Super Bowl XLVII, however, operators will need to obtain a parking reservation PPR thru their FBO of choice prior to operating into the region.
Required Routes In and Out of New Orleans Area Expected Through Monday
Required routes into and out of the New Orleans area through Monday, February 4th can be obtained on the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center "Current Reroutes" web page at http://www.fly.faa.gov/ratreader/jsp/index.jsp
Operators should ensure they file the routes listed on this page. By filing the correct route, operators can help reduce the likelihood of additional delay.
New Orleans Lakefront (NEW) "Special Arrival and Departure Procedures" for Super Bowl XLVII
Operators should be advised that there will be very specific arrival and departure procedures at New Orleans Lakefront associated with the non-movement areas through next Monday, February 4th, 2013. These procedures are necessary due to the significant number of aircraft expected at NEW. Operators should review these procedures prior to their operation into NEW.
There is a highly detailed Departure Metering Plan for all departures out of Lakefront (NEW) starting at 0900 CST on Saturday, February 2nd through 2200 CST on Monday, February 4th. This procedure is necessary in order to meter traffic off the non-movement areas to the runway departure queue. Complete details can be found in the Lakefront Super Bowl Non-Movement Area Procedures file below.
Lakefront Super Bowl Non-Movement Area Procedures (869 KB, PDF)
Super Bowl XLVII TFR NOTAM
FDC NOTAM 3/4082 has been issued for the New Orleans, LA area on February 3, 2013
In Summary, GA operations are prohibited at the following airports during the specified times on February 03, 2013
New Orleans Lakefront (NEW) - From 1530-2359 Central Standard Time (2130z-04/0559z)
*Please make note that some approaches and departure paths may not be available at Louis Armstrong International (MSY) during the TFR
Complete TFR details can be found at the FAA TFR webpage.
FAA Super Bowl XLVII Flight Advisory
An FAA Flight Advisory has been provided by the FAA for Super Bowl XLVII. The advisory provides details regarding security provisions, airports with temporary towers, airport-specific contact and frequency information, preferred departure routes out of the New Orleans area, and other useful information.
A temporary control tower will be set up at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport (HDC) in order to give operators more tower controlled airport options and to help alleviate air traffic delays.
A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) will be released a few weeks in advance of the game for the New Orleans area, immediately surrounding the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Once the NOTAM has been released, it will be included below. General information is available in the FAA Flight Advisory.
Air traffic management initiatives such as ground delay programs, ground stops, or airspace flow programs may be utilized along with published reroutes to expedite arrivals and departures in a safe and orderly manner. NBAA will issue advisories via Airspace Alerts as more information becomes available. NBAA Members may subscribe to Airspace Alerts by visiting My Air Mail.
The New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee web page has useful and detailed information regarding Super Bowl XLVII at www.neworleanssuperbowl.com.
Super Bowl XLVII Special Traffic Management Procedures
While the FAA has summarized their plans for traffic management procedures in the FAA Flight Advisory, specific information about what initiatives might be required are usually not available until the day of the event.
However, operators can expect possible Ground Delay Programs (GDPs), Ground Stops, and/or Airspace Flow Programs (AFPs) for arrivals into the New Orleans area, as well as significant departure delays following the game.
NBAA encourages operators to monitor the following FAA web resources for real-time air traffic information on February 3:
Aircraft parking reservations (PPRs) will be required at New Orleans Lakefront (NEW) between February 1-4, 2013. Operators can obtain a PPR through their FBO of choice. Additional details can be found in the following document released by New Orleans Lakefront Airport.