Section 6. Flight Limitation in the Proximity of Space Flight Operations (14 CFR Section 91.143)

  1. PURPOSE

TFRs issued in accordance with 14 CFR Section 91.143 address space flight operations.

  1. REQUESTING AUTHORITIES

FAA Headquarters or the Manager of Terminal or En Route and Oceanic Service Area Operations (or their designee) having control jurisdiction over the affected airspace can issue a TFR under 14 CFR Section 91.143.

  1. DEGREE OF RESTRICTIONS

No person may operate an aircraft of U.S. registry, or pilot an aircraft under the authority of an airman certificate issued by the FAA within areas designated in a NOTAM for space flight operations except when authorized by ATC, or the proponent for the flight operation.

  1. AIRPORTS WITHIN AIRCRAFT HAZARD AREAS AND TRANSITIONAL HAZARD AREAS

ATC services may not be provided to aircraft at airports that lie within an aircraft hazard area (AHA) or a transitional hazard area (THA) unless real-time start of activity and end of activity notification procedures for space launch and reentry operations are contained in local SOPs or LOAs. There must be sufficient lead-time prior to the start of space launch or reentry operations to allow for departure aircraft to clear the AHA and/or the THA, and to allow arrival aircraft to land and exit the airport movement area. ATC services may resume upon end of activity notification.

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P/CG Term - AIRCRAFT HAZARD AREA.
P/CG Term - TRANSITIONAL HAZARD AREA.