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GO BOWLING AT THE GLEN

NASCAR CUP Series EVENT

WATKINS GLEN, NY

August 6-9, 2021

SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC PROCEDURES

Special air traffic procedures to manage increased traffic, enhance safety, and minimize delays are in effect for the following airports:

Airport

Identifier

Elmira/Corning Regional

ELM

Ithaca Tompkins County Regional

ITH

VFR DEPARTURES / IFR PICKUP

Due to traffic volume and controller workload do NOT depart VFR and expect to obtain IFR clearance within 100 miles of departure, except in an emergency or unless otherwise coordinated with New York ARTCC (ZNY).

FLIGHT PLANS

To facilitate ATC planning and coordination, file departure flight plans at least two (2) hours prior to proposed departure time. To minimize delays, file routes that conform to published departure procedures and traffic flows. IFR file via preferred routes listed below.

PREFERRED ROUTES

Arrivals

Type

Route from GSO/INT

JETS

QUAK7 CREWE FAK AML J227 ULW

PROPS

GSO V143 MOL V377 TOMAC THS PSB V35 ULW

 

Type

Route from CLT/JQF/RUQ

JETS

KILNS-DP AUDII FAK AML J227 ULW

PROPS

PSK MOL V377 TOMAC THS PSB V35 ULW

 

Type

Route from HKY/SVH/VJI/TRI

JETS

FAK AML J227 ULW

PROPS

PSK MOL V377 TOMAC THS PSB V35 ULW

Departures

Type

Route to CLT

JETS

SFK PSB HVQ LNDIZ PARQR-STAR

PROPS (at/above FL180)

FQM EMI CSN MOL V143 GIZMO

PROPS (belowFL180)

ULW V31 HAR V377 MOL V143 GIZMO

 

Type

Route to JQF/RUQ/VUJ

JETS

ELZ HVQ BZM PEGTE

PROPS (at/above FL180)

FQM EMI CSN MOL LYH NASCR-STAR

PROPS (below FL180)

ULW V31 HAR V377 MOL V143 LYH NASCR-STAR

 

Type

Route to EQY

JETS

SFK PSB HVQ BZM PETGE KEQY

PROPS (at/above FL180)

FQM EMI CSN MOL LYH

PROPS (belowFL180)

ULW V31 HAR V377 MOL V143 GIZMO

 

Type

Route to GSO/INT

JETS

SFK PSB J61 EMI GVE HENBY-STAR

PROPS (at/above FL180)

FQM EMI CSN MOL LYH HENBY-STAR

PROPS (belowFL180)

ULW V31 HAR V377 MOL V143 LYH V222 HENBY

 

Type

Route to HKY

JETS

SFK PSB HVQ BZM

PROPS (at/above FL180)

FQM EMI CSN MOL LYH BZM

PROPS (belowFL180)

ULW V31 HAR V377 MOL V143 GIZMO

 

Type

Route to SVH

JETS

SFK PSB HVQ BZM

PROPS (at/above FL180)

FQM EMI CSN MOL LYH V222 BURCH

PROPS (belowFL180)

ULW V31 HAR V377 MOL V143 LYH V222 BURCH

For airports south of CAE file: SFK PSB J61 EMI GVE J75 CAE then via any preferred route AT OR ABOVE FL180

Note: some departures to the CLT area may be dynamically re-routed via ELZ HVQ.

For other route information, call

New York Air Route Traffic Control Center Traffic Management Unit, (631) 468-1015, 0700-1500 EDT Monday-Friday

ELMIRA AREA FREQUENCIES

Area

Frequency

ELM Clearance Delivery Sunday, 8/16, 1500-2000 EDT

118.15

ELM Clearance Delivery (normal)

121.9

ELM Ground Control

121.9

ELM Local Control

121.1

ELM Departure/Approach Control

128.42

First New York Center Sector

133.35

First Cleveland Center Sector

124.32

Elmira/Corning Air Service (FBO)

122.95

Elmira ATIS

125.475

ELMIRA DEPARTURE PROCEDURES

Departure procedures in effective Sunday, August 8 and if weather delays the race until Monday, August 9. Special clearance delivery frequency (118.15) will be in use beginning one hour after the start of the race.

  1. Check ATIS (125.475)
  2. Clearance Delivery Procedures:
    1. Procedure start time will be broadcast on ATIS (125.475).
    2. IFR aircraft must receive IFR clearance from Elmira Clearance Delivery (118.15) prior to moving.
  3. Taxi Procedures
    1. Aircraft on main ramp or de-ice pad contact Elmira Ground (121.9) prior to moving on to Taxiway Delta or Bravo, advising position and ready to taxi.
    2. Aircraft on Tango Apron or Juliet/East ramps contact Elmira Ground (121.9) advising position and ready to taxi.
  4. VFR departures
    1. Do not expect to depart VFR and receive IFR clearance when airborne.
    2. These requests cannot be accommodated due to volume.
  5. IFR departures
    1. Expect 3 to 5 minutes between like aircraft departures on the same route.
    2. New York and Washington Centers require 10-15 miles between aircraft, which may increase to 20 miles.
    3. Delays up to 75 minutes are possible.
  6. Alternate routing
    1. To reduce delays, Prop aircraft filed at or above FL180 to destinations in the CLT area may be issued alternate offload routes. Offload routes will take aircraft west before turning south out of the ZNY route structure.
    2. Potential alternates routes are:
      1. CLT/EQY: ELZ HVQ then appropriate arrival
      2. HKY/JQF/RUQ/VUJ: ELZ HVQ BZM PEGTE direct
      3. SVH: ELZ HVQ BZM SVH

Race Day Helicopter Operations

Helicopters ferrying to and from Watkins Glen will use the grass area in front of the FBO between Alfa and the west edge of the east ramp.

Portions of your landing and departure will not be visible from the tower.

Contact Elmira Tower on 121.1 for departure/landing instructions. Do not expect Stage III

Elmira Airport Diagram

A diagram of the Elmira Airport

AJV-E23 (posted 5/27/21)

D O T Triskelion

U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration

800 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20591

(866) TELL-FAA | (866) 835-5322