FAA Establish Airspace Restriction Over Super Bowl XLV
December 13, 2010 - 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
Super Bowl XLV will be the 45th annual edition of the
Super Bowl in American football, and the 41st annual
championship game of the modern-era National Football
League (NFL). The game, to be played on February 6,
2011, will pit the champions of the AFC and the NFC and
will be held at Cowboys Stadium in
This will be the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in the Dallas?Fort Worth area; the third time it will be held in Texas (Houston was the host city to Super Bowls VIII and XXXVIII); and, the fifth time the same city hosting the Super Bowl also hosted a World Series game the preceding autumn.
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.
also be subject to the following actions, the FAA may take
administrative action including imposing civil penalties and the
suspension or revocation of airmen certificates, the United
States Government may pursue criminal charges including charges
under Title 49 of the United States Code Section 46307 and the
United States Government may use deadly force against the
airborne aircraft, if it is determined that the aircraft poses
an imminent security threat.
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 below:
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.
scheduled commercial passenger and all-cargo carriers operating under
one of the following TSA-approved Standard Security Programs/Procedures:
Aircraft Operator Standard Security Program
General Aviation (GA) operations are prohibited within the 10NM inner
ring while the TFR is in effect.
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
During the TFR,
VFR operations to and from the following fringe airports will be
permitted: Cleburne Municipal Airport (KCPT), Parker County Airport
a. Pilots are not required to file a flight plan for arrivals or departures.
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
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
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 code.
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