Notices to Airman on Temporary Flight Restrictions
FDC 4/0811 FDC ...SPECIAL NOTICE... IN THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, PILOTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO AVOID THE AIRSPACE ABOVE, OR IN PROXIMITY TO SUCH SITES AS POWER PLANTS (NUCLEAR, HYDRO-ELECTRIC, OR COAL), DAMS, REFINERIES, INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXES, MILITARY FACILITIES AND OTHER SIMILAR FACILITIES. PILOTS SHOULD NOT CIRCLE AS TO LOITER IN THE VICINITY OVER THESE TYPES OF FACILITIES
FDC 9/5151 FDC PART 1 OF 2 .. SPECIAL NOTICE .. SPORTING EVENTS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, COMMENCING ONE HOUR BEFORE THE SCHEDULED TIME OF THE EVENT UNTIL ONE HOUR AFTER THE END OF THE EVENT. ALL AIRCRAFT AND PARACHUTE OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 3 NMR UP TO AND INCLUDING 3000 FT AGL OF ANY STADIUM HAVING A SEATING CAPACITY OF 30,000 OR MORE PEOPLE WHERE EITHER A REGULAR OR POST SEASON MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, OR NCAA DIVISION ONE FOOTBALL GAME IS OCCURRING. THIS NOTAM ALSO APPLIES TO NASCAR SPRINT CUP, INDY CAR, END PART 1 OF 2
FDC 9/5151 FDC PART 2 OF 2 .. SPECIAL NOTICE .. SPORTING EVENTS. EFFECTIVE AND CHAMP SERIES
RACES EXCLUDING QUALIFYING AND PRE-RACE EVENTS. FLIGHTS CONDUCTED FOR OPERATIONAL PURPOSES OF
ANY EVENT, STADIUM OR VENUE AND BROADCAST COVERAGE FOR THE BROADCAST RIGHTS HOLDER ARE
AUTHORIZED WITH AN APPROVED WAIVER. THE RESTRICTIONS DO NOT APPLY TO THOSE AIRCRAFT AUTHORIZED
BY AND IN CONTACT WITH ATC FOR OPERATIONAL OR SAFETY OF FLIGHT PURPOSES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE,
LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND AIR AMBULANCE FLIGHT OPERATIONS. NFORMATION ABOUT WAIVER APPLICATIONS AND
TSA SECURITY AUTHORIZATIONS CAN BE FOUND AT
OR BY CALLING TSA AT 571-227-2071. INDIVIDUALS MAY SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR A FAA WAIVER AT https://waiver.c3.faa.gov.
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Sporting Event Waivers permit flight operations within the Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) areas established for National Football League, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Football, NASCAR Nextel Cup Series main events, and INDY Racing League main events occurring in stadiums with a seating capacity of 30,000 or more.
The types of operations authorized are currently restricted by law, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004 (Section 521 of Public Law 108-199) to (a) operational purposes of an event, stadium, or other venue, including the transport of equipment or parts, team members, officials of the governing body, the immediate family members and guests of such teams and officials to and from the event, stadium, or other venue; (b) broadcast coverage for any broadcast rights holder; and (c) safety and security purposes of the event, stadium, or other venue. These waivers grant access only to the specific event TFR and to no other areas of restricted airspace.
Sporting Event Waivers are not issued when the Homeland Security Alert System is elevated to ORANGE or RED. Any Sporting Event waivers previously issued are suspended when the Homeland Security Alert System is elevated to ORANGE or RED.
Waiver request forms can be obtained through the TSA/FAA Waiver and Authorization System. Upon request TSA Office of Airspace Waivers will fax the Pilot Waiver Request Form to a pilot or company without access to the TSA/FAA Waiver and Authorization System. Operators may contact TSA at (571) 227-1322 or (571) 227-1657 to request an application via fax.
Applicants must provide to the Office of Airspace Waivers a letter of verification with a point of contact from the event sponsor (team), venue (stadium or raceway) or national broadcast rights holder (CBS, FOX etc), verifying the contractual obligation of the aircraft operator as required as an operational function of the event or venue. The letter must identify the pilotŐs business name as stated on the application, the pilot name and aircraft registration number along with the venue location, and event name and date. The letter may be faxed to (571) 227-1945 (Primary Fax) or (571) 227-2948 (Secondary Fax) after the application has been submitted.All pilots and crewmembers must be listed as part of the manifest on the application.
Sporting Events Waivers are event-specific. Each approved waiver will specify the name, dates and location of the specific sporting event(s) over which the pilot will be authorized to fly.