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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.

REVISED Wilmington, DE Area - October 22-25, 2021 - View TFR Graphic

FDC NOTAMs 1/6700 (New York Center) & 1/6699 (Washington) have been issued for the Wilmington, DE area on OCTOBER 22-25, 2021.  The NOTAMs are identical, but both were issued due to the TFR spanning the boundary of two enroute centers – ZDC and ZNY. These NOTAMs have replaced NOTAMs 1/5995 and 1/5993 due to a change in times.

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 1930 local (2330z) on October 22, until 1100 local (1500z) on October 25, 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 1930 local (2330z) on October 22, until 1100 local (1500z) on October 25, 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).  TSA screening will not be available on Friday, October 22, 2021 or Monday, October 25, 2021.  TSA screening will be available from 0800 (1200z) to 1700 local (2100z) on Saturday-Sunday, October 23-24, 2021. Operators must register with TSA no less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time by calling TSA at 610-537-9027, 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


Newark, NJ area - October 25, 2021 - View TFR Graphic

FDC NOTAMs 1/6988, 1/6995 and 1/6996 have been issued for the NEWARK, NJ area on OCTOBER 25, 2021. These FDC NOTAMs are identical and are published to include the three ATC enroute centers near this TFR (ZBW, ZNY and ZDC).

In summary, GA operations are prohibited at the following airports during the specified times:

  • MMU – from 1000 local (1400z) until 1300 local (1700z) on October 25, 2021. *Flight operators should note that departures off Runway 23 may not be available between 1300 local (1700z) and 1600 local (2000z) due to the close proximity to the second TFR inner ring.
  • EWR– from 1000 local (1400z) until 1600 local (2000z) on October 25, 2021.
  • LDJ - from 1000 local (1400z) until 1600 local (2000z) on October 25, 2021.
  • TEB – Teterboro lies outside of the inner rings of the TFRs, HOWEVER, arrival paths from the south and departures to the south will likely be prohibited between 1000 local (1400z) and 1600 local (2000z) on October 25, 2021. Departures northbound should be permitted and arrivals from the north should be permitted. We are not sure at this time what configuration TEB will be on during the TFR.

Details:

A 10 nautical mile TFR ring centered on the SBJ087018.0 prohibits GA operations at Newark Liberty Intl (EWR), Morristown Municipal (MMU) and Linden Airport (LDJ) from 1000 local (1400z) until 1300 local (1700z) on October 25, 2021. ** Due to its close proximity to the TFR, some approaches and/or departures for (TEB) may not be available while this TFR is in effect.***

A 10 nautical mile TFR ring centered on the TEB219010.8 prohibits GA operations at Newark Liberty Intl (EWR) and Linden Airport (LDJ) from 1200 local (1600z) until 1600 local (2000z) on October 25, 2021. ** Due to its close proximity to the TFR, some approaches and/or departures for (TEB) and (MMU) may not be available while this TFR is in effect.***

A 30 nautical mile TFR ring centered on the TEB234013.8 has additional restrictions between the 10 and 30 nautical mile areas from 1000 local (1400z) until 1600 local (2000z) on October 25, 2021.

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.

There are no current 91.141 Vice-Presidential TFRs.

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.