NBAA: Make Those Super Bowl Plans Now

 - December 14, 2021, 8:40 PM
Air traffic control experts are predicting that limited arrival slots and increased traffic could present capacity challenges for aircraft operators heading to Los Angeles for Super Bowl LVI in February.

Though the combatants for the NFL’s Super Bowl LVI have yet to be determined, coordination for the cloud of private aircraft expected to descend on the Los Angeles area for the February 13 contest has already begun.

According to NBAA, a reservation program for ground services for Los Angeles-area airports will be in place from Wednesday, February 9 through Tuesday, February 15; and because slots are limited this year, operators are encouraged to make reservations as early as possible. Due to these constraints, drop-and-go reservations might become the only option if aircraft parking space fills up at some airports.

With air traffic volumes rising again, arriving crews should anticipate the institution of air traffic control management initiatives throughout the week, and a special-event TFR will be issued via notam in the week leading up to the game. That notam will outline any specific impacts resulting from the temporary flight restriction that will be imposed around SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on game day.

Operators should expect that primary airports in the area will have a prior permission required (PPR) system in place. NBAA is hosting a dedicated webpage for Super Bowl arrivals and departures and will update it with the latest TFR notams as they become available.