Each Presidential TFR to continue to be unique

 - July 28, 2008, 11:54 AM

Pilots are urged to check notams carefully when operating in airspace affected by Presidential temporary flight restrictions, including the temporary closure of airports, because each one is tailored to unique conditions and circumstances due to the “unpredictable nature of the current security environment,” according to FAA Administrator Marion Blakey. In a May 29 letter to NBAA, Blakey wrote, “The FAA determines on a case-by-case basis how to provide the flight restrictions requested by [the U.S. Secret Service] and the TSA, while minimizing the negative impact on the national airspace system.” Blakey also noted that “the FAA is currently working to standardize the notam format for these TFRs to provide more consistent air traffic control services.”