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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More Reading:

• 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 12/14/14

A FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for the area surrounding Wrightstown, NJ for Monday, 12/15, from 1:45p until 4:30p EST. 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 (12/15, 1:45p – 4:30p EST)
    (30nm radius from Latitude: 40º00'09"N, Longitude: 74º35'05"W)
  • Area 2 (12/15, 1:45p – 4:30p EST)
    (10nm radius from Latitude: 40º00'09"N, Longitude: 74º35'05"W)

TFR - 4/8907

Posted 12/14/14

A new FDC NOTAM/TFR has been issued for the upcoming Holiday Season for the island of Oahu and the area surrounding Honolulu, HI beginning on Friday, 12/19 at 11:00p and continuing until 9:45p HST on Sunday, 1/4/2015. 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 links to the TFRs below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions:

Map View of the Affected Area

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  • Area 1 (12/19, 11:00p – 01/04, 9:45p HST)
    (30nm radius from Latitude: 21º27’22”N, Longitude: 157º45'25"W)
  • Area 2 (12/19, 11:00p – 01/04, 9:45p HST)
    Area Bounded by:
    FROM: Latitude: 21º17’24”N, Longitude: 157º44'50"W - TO: Latitude: 21º23’12”N, Longitude: 157º55'10"W
    Clockwise on a 10nm arc centered at: Latitude: 21º27’22”N, Longitude: 157º45'25"W
    TO: Latitude: 21º17’24”N, Longitude: 157º44'50"W

TFR - 4/8192

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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Posted 10/27/14 (Indefinite) 

A permanent nationwide NOTAM/TFR has been issued for the airspace surrounding major sporting events. Special security instructions; commencing one hour before the scheduled time of the event until one hour after the end of the event… All aircraft operations; including parachute jumping, unmanned aircraft and remote controlled aircraft, are prohibited within a 3 nm radius from the surface up to and including 3,000' above ground level of any stadium having a seating capacity of 30,000 or more people where either a regular or post season Major League Baseball, National Football League, or NCAA division one football game is occurring. This NOTAM also applies to NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Indy Car, and Champ series races excluding qualifying and pre-race events. Flights conducted for operational purposes of any event, stadium or venue and broadcast coverage for the broadcast rights holder are authorized with an approved airspace waiver. An FAA airspace waiver does not relieve operators from obtaining all other necessary authorizations and complying with all applicable federal aviation regulations. The restrictions described above do not apply to those aircraft authorized by and in contact with ATC for operational or safety of flight purposes, department of defense, law enforcement, and air ambulance flight operations. 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 below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions:

TFR - 4/3621

Posted 10/27/14 (Indefinite) 

Permanent NOTAM/TFRs have been issued for the airspace surrounding the Disneyland and Disney World theme parks. Special security instructions; all aircraft flight operations, including unmanned and remote controlled aircraft, are prohibited within a 3 nm radius of Disneyland (Anaheim, CA) and Disney World (Orlando, FL) from the surface up to and including 3,000’ above ground level. The restrictions do not apply to those aircraft authorized by and in contact with ATC for operational or safety of flight purposes, Department of Defense, law enforcement, and air ambulance flight operations. Flights conducted for operational purposes of any Disneyland/Disney World event and venue are authorized with an approved waiver. An FAA airspace waiver does not relieve operators from obtaining all other necessary authorizations and complying with all applicable federal aviation regulations.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 links to the NOTAMs below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions:

Map View of the Affected Areas

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  • Disney World (Indefinite)
    (3nm radius from Latitude: 28º24'45"N, Longitude: 81º34'20"W)
  • Disneyland (Indefinite)
    (3nm radius from Latitude: 33º48'05"N, Longitude: 117º55'17"W)

TFR - 4/3634

TFR - 4/3635


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