FAA NOTAMs

< FDC - "Flight Data Center" (Issuing Facility) / NOTAM - "Notice to Airmen">
<TFR - "Temporary Flight Restriction" >
< 1 nautical mile (nm) = 1.15 statute mile (sm) >
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• The FAA TFR briefing guide explains the various types and uses of TFRs in the National Airspace System (NAS).
• Read Rich Hanson's In the Air article explaining the affect TFRs have on model aviation.
• Read our letter to the US Department of Homeland Security about the affects of TFRs on model aviation.
• Also all our archived files and articles.

Current TFRs:

Posted 10/17/14

A new FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for the area surrounding Upper Marlboro, MD for Sunday 10/19 from 4:00p until 6:30p EDT. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited in the 8nm circle for the specific times listed below. Control Line and Free Flight modelers should use discretion when operating within the TFR. The flight restrictions of the Washington Metropolitan Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) within the Washington DC Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) remain in effect. Please note that TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information. Timely alerts are also available on the web or on your cell phone at: Twitter.com/amagov.

See the link to the TFR below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions:

Map View of the Affected Area

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  • Area 1 (10/19, 4:00p – 6:30p EDT)
    (10nm radius from Latitude: 38º49'37"N, Longitude: 76º47'46"W)
  • FRZ - Approx, 15nm radius from Latitude: 38º51’34”N, Longitude: 077º02'11"W The DC FRZ is that airspace depicted beginning at Latitude: 38º59’31”N, Longitude: 077º18'30", thence clockwise along a 15nm arc from the DCA/VOR (Latitude: 38º51’34”N, Longitude: 077º02'11"W) to Latitude: 39º06’28”N, Longitude: 077º04'32"W, thence southeast via a line drawn to Latitude: 39º02’18”N, Longitude: 076º50'38"W, thence south via a line drawn to Latitude: 38º59’01”N, Longitude: 076º48'32"W, thence clockwise along a 13nm arc from the DCA/VOR to Latitude: 38º50’53”N, Longitude: 077º18'48", thence north to the point of beginning, excluding the airspace within a 1nm radius of Freeway Airport, Mitchellville, MD. The FRZ is within and part of the Washington Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA)

TFR - 4/9025

Posted 10/17/14

A FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for the greater Chicago, IL metropolitan area for Sunday, 10/19, from 6:30p until 7:30p CDT. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited within the 30nm circle for the specific times listed below. Control Line and Free Flight modelers should use discretion when operating within the TFR. Please note that TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information. Timely alerts are also available on the web or on your cell phone at: Twitter.com/amagov.

See the link to the TFR below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions.

Map View of the Affected Area

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  • Area 1 (10/19, 6:30p – 7:30p CDT)
    (30nm radius from Latitude: 41º58'46"N, Longitude: 87º54'21"W)
  • Area 2 (10/19, 6:30p – 7:30p CDT)
    (10nm radius from Latitude: 41º58'46"N, Longitude: 87º54'21"W)

TFR - 4/8893

Posted 10/17/14 (Reissued 10/18 due to time chg)

A FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for the greater Chicago, IL metropolitan area beginning at 7:01p on Sunday, 10/19, and continuing until 6:45p CDT on Monday, 10/20. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited within the 32 and 30nm circles for the specific times listed below. Control Line and Free Flight modelers should use discretion when operating within the TFR. Please note that TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information. Timely alerts are also available on the web or on your cell phone at: Twitter.com/amagov.

See the link to the TFR below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions.

Map View of the Affected Area

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  • Area 1 (10/19, 7:01p – 10/20, 4:45p CDT)
    (32nm radius from Latitude: 41º46'05"N, Longitude: 87º35'56"W)
  • Area 2 (10/19, 7:01p – 10/20, 4:45p CDT)
    (12nm radius from Latitude: 41º46'05"N, Longitude: 87º35'56"W)
  • Area 3 (10/20, 4:00p – 6:45p CDT)
    (30nm radius from Latitude: 41º54'14"N, Longitude: 87º37'22"W)
  • Area 4 (10/20, 4:00p – 6:45p CDT)
    (10nm radius from Latitude: 41º54'14"N, Longitude: 87º37'22"W)

TFR - 4/9412

Posted 10/17/14

A FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for the greater Chicago, IL metropolitan area for Monday, 10/20, from 6:00p until 7:15p CDT. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited within the 30nm circle for the specific times listed below. Control Line and Free Flight modelers should use discretion when operating within the TFR. Please note that TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information. Timely alerts are also available on the web or on your cell phone at: Twitter.com/amagov.

See the link to the TFR below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions.

Map View of the Affected Area

View the TFR in Google Earth
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  • Area 1 (10/20, 6:00p – 7:15p CDT)
    (30nm radius from Latitude: 41º58'46"N, Longitude: 87º54'21"W)
  • Area 3 (10/20, 6:00p – 7:15p CDT)
    (10nm radius from Latitude: 41º58'46"N, Longitude: 87º54'21"W)

TFR - 4/8896

Posted 2/17/09 (Indefinite) 

A NOTAM has been issued in regards to the Washington DC Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA). In the interest of National Security the FAA has codified special flight rules and flight restrictions for certain aircraft operations in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. The new rules and the NOTAM went into effect on February 17, 2009 and were updated December 1, 2010. The rules and restrictions remain in effect until further notice. Outdoor model aircraft operations are prohibited within the inner portion of the SFRA known as the Washington Metropolitan Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ). TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Please check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information. Timely alerts are also available on the web or on your cell phone at: Twitter.com/amagov.

See the link to the NOTAM and the Map View of the Affected Area below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions:

  • FRZ - Approx, 15nm radius from Latitude: 38º51’34”N, Longitude: 077º02'11"W
    The DC FRZ is that airspace depicted beginning at Latitude: 38º59’31”N, Longitude: 077º18'30", thence clockwise along a 15nm arc from the DCA/VOR (Latitude: 38º51’34”N, Longitude: 077º02'11"W) to Latitude: 39º06’28”N, Longitude: 077º04'32"W, thence southeast via a line drawn to Latitude: 39º02’18”N, Longitude: 076º50'38"W, thence south via a line drawn to Latitude: 38º59’01”N, Longitude: 076º48'32"W, thence clockwise along a 13nm arc from the DCA/VOR to Latitude: 38º50’53”N, Longitude: 077º18'48", thence north to the point of beginning, excluding the airspace within a 1nm radius of Freeway Airport, Mitchellville, MD. The FRZ is within and part of the Washington Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA). 

NOTAM - Washington DC Metropolitan Special Flight Rules Area

NOTAM/TFR Updated 11/18/10 - 0/8326

Map View of the Special Flight Rules Area

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