In preparation for the upcoming NCAA College Football Championships, the FAA has released new air traffic procedures NOTAM for the specific area in which the game will take place.
Those with companies whose business could take them to Tampa, FL between Jan. 8-10 will want to familiarize themselves with the FAA’s new air traffic procedures NOTAM for the area on those dates. The FAA has released the guidance in conjunction with the NCAA college football national championship game, which will be held on Jan. 9 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Flight operators are expected to file the standard preferred routes into and out of the Tampa area. Reroutes, if required, will be handled tactically by ATC.
The following airports in the Tampa area could see ATC traffic management initiatives if demand exceeds capacity in either the airspace or at the terminal:
- Tampa International (TPA)
- St. Petersburg/Clearwater International (PIE)
- Albert Whitted (SPG)
- Tampa Executive (VDF)
- Peter O Knight (TPF)
- Clearwater Air Park (CLW)
- Plant City (PCM)
- Lakeland Linder Regional (LAL)
Please note that specific departure procedures out of TPA, PIE, LAL and TPF are provided in the FAA Air Traffic Procedures NOTAM
Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) Expected
TFRs are expected around the stadium the evening of the game, which will impact general aviation operations. Complete details will be made available on this webpage once the TFR NOTAM is published.