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NBAA Air Traffic Management Specialists at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center provide these impact statements for VIP TFRs, detailing the effects that these specific TFRs have on business and general aviation, including what airports and airspace might be affected. NBAA TFR impact statements reference public airports with at least one runway of at least 3000' in length.
NOTE: While this page is updated by NBAA staff as quickly as possible after Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) are issued or changed, operators are advised to verify that the TFR NOTAM numbers referenced below match the current TFR NOTAM numbers on the FAA’s Graphic TFR web page. This will ensure that operators are looking at the most current TFR data.
Updated Feb. 8, 2017
A President of the United States (POTUS) TFR for Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and the surrounding area will be in effect any time President Donald Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, FL. The TFR will be activated via NOTAM. The POTUS TFR will be implemented because of the proximity of Mar-a-Lago to PBI, as the residence is 2.1 nautical miles away, and is in the final arrival path for Runway 28R.
Dec. 19, 2016
This year, NBAA Air Traffic Services gained permission from the FAA to publicly distribute VIP TFR graphics that were previously only available internally to ATC facilities. These graphics help illustrate the impact each VIP TFR has, particularly showing which airports are affected and when. Learn more in the November/December 2016 issue of Business Aviation Insider.
Washington, DC area - February 28, 2017
FDC NOTAM 7/5256 has been issued for the WASHINGTON, DC area for FEBRUARY 28, 2017. This is for the Presidential Address to a Joint Session of Congress.
Please note that there is no graphic available for this TFR. The boundaries of this TFR match the boundaries of the DC FRZ and SFRA.
An area defined by the boundaries of the DC FRZ (Flight Restricted Zone) will prohibit GA operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Executive Airport/Hyde Field (W32), Potomac Airfield (VKX) and College Park Airport (CGS) from 2000 local (0100z/01) until 2300 local (0400z/01) on February 28, 2017. **This prohibition includes participants in the DASSP.**
General aviation arrivals and departures, on IFR flight plans and in two-way radio communication with ATC, will still be able to access Dulles International (IAD), Baltimore Washington International (BWI) and Manassas Regional (HEF) during the TFR times. However, other transitions through the DC SFRA (Special Flight Rules Area) and FRZ will not be allowed for either IFR or VFR aircraft. Additionally, aircraft will not be permitted to loiter in the airspace.
Ingress/egress procedures normally in place for JYO, MD47, MD77, MD43, MD14, and 51VA will be suspended during this TFR.
All flight waivers to operate within the FRZ (Flight Restricted Zone) will be temporarily suspended during the time of this NOTAM, except waivers beginning with ELO, GOV, or SPO.
Additional restrictions are provided in the full text of the NOTAM.
These NOTAMs refer to one or more 3 nautical mile TFRs. General aviation operations will be permitted inside these TFRs as long as the aircraft are on IFR flight plans and in communication with ATC. Additionally, operators at the airport(s) listed above should expect a short stoppage of arrivals (holding) and departures (no ground movement) during the actual arrival or departure of the VIP.
There are no current 91.141 Vice-Presidential TFRs.
Other VIP NOTAMs are those which fall under FAR Part 91.141, but are not related directly to the President or Vice-President. Examples of these would be the 2016 Papal visit to the US or the protection afforded to the President-elect and Vice-President-elect following the election. Normally, the restrictions associated with uncategorized TFRs very closely mimic those found within Vice-Presidential TFRs, but operators should always be sure to check the associated NOTAMs before operating into or near them.
There are no current Uncategorized TFRs.