Super Bowl LVI Flight Requirements for GA Pilots (Feb. 6 – 14, 2022)

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General aviation pilots who want to fly in Los Angeles airspace between Feb. 6 – 14, 2022, must follow special air traffic procedures, temporary flight restrictions, and other operational requirements that will be in effect for Super Bowl LVI.

The FAA will issue a Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) about the procedures for the game and specific arrival and departure route requirements for jet and turboprop aircraft.

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Pilots can familiarize themselves with a number of Los Angeles-area airports through the FAA’s From the Flight Deck video series. These videos show actual runway approach and airport taxiway footage captured with flight deck-mounted cameras, combined with diagrams and visual graphics to clearly identify hot spots and other safety-sensitive items.

The FAA published a webpage with information for Los Angeles-area airspace and airports and will update this page as additional information becomes available.

A reservation program to facilitate aircraft parking at the following Los Angeles-area airports will be in effect from Feb. 6 through Feb. 14. Pilots should contact the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at their airport to obtain reservations and additional information.

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Van Nuys Airport (VNY)
  • Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR)
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB)
  • Jack Northrup Field / Hawthorne Municipal Airport (HHR)
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA)
  • Ontario International Airport (ONT)
  • San Bernardino International Airport (SBD)

Special air traffic procedures to minimize air traffic delays and enhance safety will be in effect for the following airports:

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Van Nuys Airport (VNY)
  • Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR)
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB)
  • Jack Northrup Field / Hawthorne Municipal Airport (HHR)
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA)
  • Ontario International Airport (ONT)
  • San Bernardino International Airport (SBD)
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  • Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
  • Las Vegas Harry Reid Airport (LAS)
  • Henderson Executive Airport (HND)
  • North Las Vegas Airport (VGT)

Special Event TFR for Super Bowl Sunday – February 13, 2022

The FAA will publish a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for Super Bowl LVI centered on SoFi Stadium. The TFR is expected to be active from 2:30 p.m. PST (2230z) until 8:30 p.m. PST (0430z) on Sunday, Feb. 13. The TFR will have a 10 nautical-mile inner core and a 30 nautical-mile outer ring.

The game will take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood beginning at approximately 3:30 p.m. PST on Feb. 13.

The TFR will not affect regularly scheduled commercial flights in and out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Emergency medical, public safety, and military aircraft may enter the TFR in coordination with air traffic control.

Super Bowl LVI is a No Drone Zone. As a designated National Security Special Event, additional unmanned aircraft restrictions will be in place before, during and after the Super Bowl.

The FAA will post the full text and graphic depiction of the Super Bowl LVI TFR later in January.

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