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The FAA issues temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) whenever the president and vice president travel within the United States. NBAA Air Traffic Services specialists at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) compile information about the impact of these TFRs on business and general aviation, including what airports and airspace might be affected. NBAA TFR impact statements reference public airports with at least one runway of at least 3000' in length. Learn more about the air traffic impacts of Presidential TFRs in Wilmington, DE.

Note: Although NBAA staff updates this page as quickly as possible when TFRs are issued, operators should verify that the TFR NOTAM numbers referenced below match the current TFR NOTAM numbers on the FAA’s Graphic TFR web page to ensure they have the most up-to-date information.

Presidential TFR NOTAMs

These NOTAMs typically establish TFRs with an inner ring of 10 to 12 nautical miles to prohibit all general aviation operations below 18,000 feet.

Reissued: Wilmington, DE area - May 15-16, 2021 - View TFR Graphic

FDC NOTAM 1/5760 (ZNY) and 1/5759 (ZDC) has been issued for the Wilmington, DE  area on MAY 15-16, 2021. This NOTAM replaces 1/5287(ZDC) & 1/5258(ZNY) due to change in times and date.T he NOTAMs are identical, but both were issued due to the TFR spanning the boundary of two enroute centers – ZDC and ZNY.

Details:

A 12 nautical mile TFR ring centered on the DQO331004.3 prohibits GA operations at New Castle Airport (ILG) and New Garden Airport (N57) from 1730 local (2130z) on May 15 until 2100 local (0100z/17) on May 16, 2021.. *** Due to its close proximity to the TFR, some approaches and/or departures for Summit Airport (EVY) may not be available while this TFR is in effect. ***

A 28 nautical mile TFR ring centered on the DQO331004.3 has additional restrictions between the 12 and 28 nautical mile areas, with various cutouts, from 1730 local (2130z) on May 15 until 2100 local (0100z/17) on May 16, 2021.

Gateway airports have been established at the New Castle Airport (ILG), Allentown International Airport (ABE) and Dulles Intl Airport (IAD) by TSA to accommodate aircraft arriving or departing New Castle Airport (ILG).  No screening will be available on Saturday May 15. TSA screening will be available on Sunday May 16 from 0800-1700 local EDT (1200z-2100z). Operators must register with TSA no less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time by calling TSA at 215-492-4123/4185, and may begin making reservations immediately, lasting through the duration of the event.

Visit the FAA's TFR web page to view the NOTAM text

Vice Presidential TFR NOTAMs

These NOTAMs typically establish one or more 3 nautical mile TFRs. General aviation operations are permitted inside these TFRs, as long as the aircraft are on IFR flight plans and in communication with ATC. Operators should expect arrivals to be held and no ground movement at airports during the actual arrival or departure of the vice president.

Reissued: New York, NY area - May 14, 2021 - View TFR Graphic

FDC NOTAM 1/4456 has been issued for the NEW YORK, NY area on MAY 14, 2021.  This NOTAM replaces 1/4377 due to updated airport exceptions in the NOTAM.

The airport directly impacted by this TFR is LaGuardia Airport (LGA).  

Other VIP TFR NOTAMs

The FAA may issue other VIP NOTAMs under FAR Part 91.141 that are not related directly to the current president or vice-president (e.g. papal visits or president-elects). Typically these TFRs mimic the 3 nautical mile vice presidential TFRs, but operators should always review the associated NOTAMs before operating into or near them.

There are no current Uncategorized TFRs.