Ready for the Kickoff: What GA Pilots Need to Know about Super Bowl LVII

Ready for the Kickoff: What GA Pilots Need to Know about Super Bowl LVII


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

WASHINGTON – General aviation pilots flying near Phoenix from Feb. 8-13, 2023, must be aware of temporary flight restrictions, follow special air traffic procedures and comply with additional operational requirements that will be in effect for Super Bowl LVII. 

The FAA will issue a Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) about the procedures for the game and specific arrival and departure route requirements later in January.

The FAA has additional information about Phoenix-area airports and airspace on its Super Bowl webpage. We will update regularly as additional information becomes available.

Pilots can familiarize themselves with a number of Phoenix-area airports through the FAA’s From the Flight Deck video series. These videos show actual runway approach and airport taxiway footage, combined with diagrams and visual graphics to identify hot spots and other safety-sensitive items.

Special air traffic procedures to minimize delays and ensure safety will be in effect for the following airports:

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) 
  • Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (DVT)
  • Phoenix Goodyear Airport (GYR)
  • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA)
  • Scottsdale Airport (SDL)
  • Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU)
  • Chandler Municipal Airport (CHD)
  • Falcon Field Airport (FFZ)

A reservation program to facilitate aircraft parking at the following Phoenix-area airports will be in effect from Feb. 9 through Feb. 13. Pilots should contact the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at their airport to obtain reservations and additional information. 

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) 
  • Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (DVT)
  • Phoenix Goodyear Airport (GYR)
  • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA)
  • Scottsdale Airport (SDL)
  • Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU)
  • Chandler Municipal Airport (CHD)
  • Falcon Field Airport (FFZ)
  • Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)
  • North Las Vegas Airport (VGT)
  • Henderson Executive Airport (HND)

Special Event TFR for Super Bowl Sunday – February 12, 2023
The FAA will publish a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for Super Bowl LVII centered on State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The FAA expects the TFR will be active from 3:30 – 9 p.m. local time on Sunday, Feb. 12. The TFR will have a 10-nautical-mile inner core and a 30-nautical-mile outer ring.

The game will begin at approximately 4:30 p.m. local time.

The TFR will not affect regularly scheduled commercial flights in and out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Emergency medical, public safety and military aircraft may enter the TFR in coordination with air traffic control.

Super Bowl LVII also is a No Drone Zone. As a designated National Security Special Event, additional unmanned aircraft restrictions will be in place before, during and after the game. 

The FAA will post the full text and graphic depiction of the Super Bowl LVII TFR in February. 

Official news published at https://www.faa.gov/newsroom/ready-kickoff-what-ga-pilots-need-know-about-super-bowl-lvii

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