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FAA Publishes Air Traffic Management Procedures for Super Bowl LV

If your business plans take you to the Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL area the first week of February, be aware that the FAA has provided a special events web page for procedures outlining special air traffic management Plans for area airports. Super Bowl LV takes place Sunday, Feb. 7 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

Due to COVID-19, attendance at the Super Bowl has been reduced to 25% capacity. Despite the lower numbers of attendees, users should remain prepared for the same level of special procedures surrounding the week of February 3-9, and a likely increase in air traffic.

Procedures are established into 17 Tampa-area airports, and a reservation program to facilitate ground services will be in effect at participating airports for the week. Operators are encouraged to contact their FBO of choice and ensure a reservation prior to arriving in the area.

The following information has been gathered to add to your resources to assist business aviation flights planning on operating into and out of the Tampa metropolitan area during the published timeframes.

A reservation program to facilitate ground services at the Tampa Bay area airports will be in effect from Wednesday, Feb. 3 through Tuesday, Feb. 9. Each FBO has been given an allocation of slot times from their respective airport directors that they can schedule customers into. Reservations must be obtained through your FBO of choice at the given airport.

A special event TFR will be published via NOTAM prior to the Super Bowl, which will outline the specific impacts associated with the temporary flight restrictions (TFR). The NBAA VIP TFR NOTAM Impact page is available to members with information and accompanying graphics, which further helps to break down the NOTAM. The TFR will prohibit general aviation operations within a 10-mile radius of the stadium from approximately two to three hours before the 6:30 p.m. kickoff through at least one hour after the game ends, with additional restrictions and instructions from 10-30 NM.

The FAA has published a useful web page that contains air traffic management related information and other useful links for the Miami area airspace and airports. It will be updated as needed as additional information becomes available.

View the FAA Super Bowl LIV web page.