Restrictions In Place For Super Bowl Sunday Only
It's that time of year again, and this time the Super Bowl TFR
will affect pilots in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. At the request of
the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense,
the FAA will establish airspace restrictions over Super Bowl XLV,
to be in effect February 6, 2011, over Cowboys Stadium in
Under the authority granted by 49 USC, the FAA may apply
restrictions within airspace under its jurisdiction. Any person who
knowingly and willingly violates these restrictions may be subject
to certain criminal and/or civil penalties. Pilots who violate
security TFRs or procedures may be intercepted, detained and
interviewed by Law Enforcement/Security Personnel. They may also be
subject to the following actions:
A.) The FAA may take administrative action, including imposing
civil penalties and the suspension or revocation of airmen
B.) The United States Government may pursue criminal charges,
including charges under Title 49 of the United States Code, Section
C.) The United States Government may use deadly force against the
airborne aircraft, if it is determined that the aircraft poses an
imminent security threat.
The following restrictions will apply from 1530 local (CST) to
2359 local (CST) on February 6, 2011:
10 NMR Inner ring restrictions: All aircraft flight operations are
prohibited from the surface up to but not including 18,000 Feet MSL
within a 10 Nautical Mile Radius (NMR) of 324552N/0970534W or the
TTT VOR/DME 197 degree radial at 6.8NM except as specified
1. Approved Law Enforcement and DoD aircraft directly supporting
the Super Bowl. Approved Air Ambulance flights. All approved
aircraft must squawk an assigned discrete beacon code at all times,
and are permitted to operate within the inner ring but must
coordinate with the FAA at the Air Operations Center (AOC) prior to
their departure to avoid potential delays. The published NOTAM will
have the AOC phone number.
2. Regularly scheduled commercial passenger and all-cargo carriers
operating under one of the following TSA-approved Standard Security
Programs/Procedures: Aircraft Operator Standard Security
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(AOSSP), Full-All Cargo Aircraft Operator Standard Security Program
(FACAOSSP), Model Security Program (MSP), Twelve Five Standard
Security Program (TFSSP) All Cargo, or All-Cargo International
Security Procedure (ACISP) and are arriving into and/or departing
from 14 CFR Part 139 airports.
3. Non-commercial General Aviation (GA) operations are prohibited
within the 10NM inner ring while the TFR is in effect.
10 NMR to 30 NMR Outer ring restrictions: All aircraft flight
operations are prohibited from the surface up to, but not
including, 18,000 Feet MSL between the 10 NMR and the 30 NMR of
324552N/0970534W or the TTT VOR/DME 197 degree radial at 6.8NM
except as specified below:
1. All aircraft arriving or departing local airfields, and workload
permitting, ATC may authorize transit operations with prior
coordination with the Domestic Events Network (DEN). Aircraft may
not loiter. All aircraft entering or exiting the TFR must be on an
active IFR or VFR flight plan and must be assigned a discrete
beacon code by an Air Traffic Control (ATC) facility and be
squawking that code prior to departing or entering the TFR.
2. All aircraft entering or exiting the TFR must remain in two-way
radio communication with ATC.
During the TFR, VFR operations to and from the following fringe
airports will be permitted: Cleburne Municipal Airport (KCPT),
Parker County Airport (KWEA), Kittyhawk Airport (0T7), and Mesquite
Metro Airport (KHQZ).
a. Pilots are not required to file a flight plan for arrivals or
b. The aircraft must squawk code 1201 for KCPT, 1202 for KWEA, 1205
for 0T7, or 1206 for KHQZ to indicate the pilot's intent to arrive
or depart one of these airports.
c. Arriving aircraft must squawk the appropriate airport code at
least 10 NM prior to their destination airport, and at all times
while in the TFR. Departing aircraft must squawk the appropriate
code before departure.
d. Pilots must exit the TFR via the most direct route closest to
the airport before proceeding on course or if arriving, enter the
TFR and proceed to destination via the most direct and shortest
route closest to the airport without entering the 10 NMR.
e. Pilots need not contact ATC unless otherwise directed, but the
use of ATC services is highly recommended.
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f. If departing a fringe airport and intending to land at an
airport in the outer ring of the TFR, all aircraft must be on an
active IFR or VFR flight plan with a discrete code assigned by an
Air Traffic Control (ATC) facility. Aircraft must be squawking the
discrete code prior to departure and at all times while in the TFR
and must remain in two-way radio communications with ATC.
VFR Operations for Rhome Meadows Airport (T76) and Heritage
Creek Airstrip Airport (58T).
a. Due to the proximity to the TFR boundary and to assist Federal
agencies in identifying aircraft and pilot intent, pilots arriving
or departing these airports must squawk the specific airport
b. Arriving aircraft must squawk the appropriate airport code at
least 10 NM prior to the destination airport. Departing aircraft
must squawk the appropriate code before departure.
c. The airport code for T76 is 1203 and for 58T is 1204.
The following operations are not authorized within this TFR:
flight training, practice instrument approaches, aerobatic flight,
glider operations, parachute operations, ultralight, hang gliding,
balloon operations, agriculture/crop dusting, animal population
control flight operations, banner towing operations, sightseeing
operations, model aircraft operations, model rocketry,
seaplane/amphibious water operations and Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The FAA says that this is just an overview of the proposed NOTAM
that will be in effect for Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, TX. It is
recommended that all aircraft operators check NOTAMs frequently
throughout this event for possible changes.