Private pilots planning to fly over the LA area next month during Super Bowl LVI times at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium will have to adhere to special air traffic procedures, temporary flight restrictions and other operational requirements.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the changes will take effect between February 6 and 14 in Los Angeles airspace.
A reservation program will be in place to facilitate parking of planes at Los Angeles International Airport and other airports in the region, according to the FAA. General aviation pilots should contact each airport’s fixed base operator to obtain reservations.
The following airports will also be affected: Van Nuys Airport, Hollywood Burbank Airport, Long Beach Airport, Jack Northrup Field / Hawthorne Municipal Airport, John Wayne Airport, Ontario and San Bernardino International Airport.
Meanwhile, special air traffic procedures will be in effect to minimize air traffic delays and improve safety. The airports affected will be LAX, Van Nuys Airport, Hollywood Burbank Airport, Long Beach Airport, Jack Northrup Field / Hawthorne Municipal Airport, John Wayne Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport, San Diego International Airport and Palm Springs International Airport.
The FAA will impose a temporary flight restriction over SoFi Stadium for the Super Bowl. According to the agency, the TFR will be in effect from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on game day, February 13. The TFR will have an inner core of 10 nautical miles and an outer ring of 30 nautical miles, according to the agency. the FAA.
The flight restriction will not affect scheduled commercial flights to and from LAX. Emergency medical, public safety and military aircraft will be able to enter the TFR in coordination with air traffic control, according to the FAA.
Super Bowl LVI will also be a drone-free zone. Additional drone restrictions will be in place before, during and after the Super Bowl, FAA officials said.