2022 NASCAR CUP SERIES
April 21-25, 2022
SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC PROCEDURES
Special air traffic procedures to manage increased traffic, enhance safety, and minimize delays are in effect for the following airports:
|St. Clair County Airport||KPLR|
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES
When traffic demand exceeds airport capacity, the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) may apply traffic management initiatives to domestic, IFR arrivals. Pilots should anticipate Expect Departure Clearance Times (EDCT), holding, or other potential delay.
Aircraft issued an EDCT are expected to depart within 5 minutes of the assigned time. Aircraft unable to depart within 5 minutes of their EDCT shall advise ATC and request a new EDCT assignment.
The program may be in effect April 24, 2022 0800–1400 CDT (1300-1900 UTC)
To ensure equitable airspace access and minimize delays, ATC will not accept air-filed flight plans or airborne changes of destination to/from the Talladega area, except in emergencies. Duplicate flight plans (same call sign/multiple times) are subject to removal from the system.
CAUTION: Use extreme caution when entering the area around the Talladega Airport due to limited radar coverage, high minimum vectoring altitude (4,000FT) and mountainous terrain in the KASN area.
There is LIMITED radar coverage in the Talladega area. To minimize delays and make the best use of the radar coverage west of Talladega, expect visual approach or ILS/RNAV RWY 04 approach if weather requires. Pilots should expect radar vectors 15NM west of Talladega and to remain at or above 4,000 MSL for radar coverage. Due to the close proximity of PLR, ASN, and ANB, expect holding for non-radar separation and sequencing.
ANB arrivals expect vectors to hold at LINTZ at or above 4,000 MSL.
PLR arrivals expect holding at HANUR at or above 4,000 MSL.
NOTE: IFR arrivals on April 24, 2022 from 1600-2000 CDT (2100-0100 UTC) may expect a 2-3 hour delay due to KASN/KANB departure traffic. Pilots should plan to arrive before 1600 CDT or after 2000 CDT.
PREFERRED IFR ARRIVAL ROUTES / ALTITUDES
Arrivals file at or below FL 220 and via one of the following routes:
|HKY/SVH/EXX||JET||BZM SPA CHOPZ CTEEE POUNC GOSSE|
|HKY/SVH/EXX||PROP||BZM SUG HRS GQO GOUBR JOTAV|
|CLT/JQF/RUQ||JET||ESTRR4 IPTAY CHOPZ CTEEE POUNC GOSSE|
|CLT/JQF/RUQ||PROP||KNI2 NEANO HRS GQO GOUBR JOTAV|
|GSO||JET||TRI9 CARWN SPA CHOPZ CTEEE POUNC GOSSE|
|INT||JET||TRSHA1 BAWDS CHOPZ CTEEE POUNC GOSSE|
|GSO/INT||PROP||TRI9 YADKI BZM SUG HRS GQO GOUBR JOTAV|
|TRI/VJI||ALL||HMV VXV GQO GOUBR JOTAV|
|AVL||ALL||HRS GQO GOUBR JOTAV|
Aircraft departing airports not listed above file:
|Between VXV-ODF||ALL||GOUBR JOTAV|
|Between GRD-ODF||AOA 150||CHOPZ CTEEE POUNC GOSSE|
|Between GRD-ODF||AOB 140||ODF V415 YESVU GOUBR JOTAV|
|N of KASN||ALL||RQZ VUZ HEENA|
|W of KASN||ALL||VUZ HEENA|
|SW of KASN||ALL||HEENA|
KASN DEPARTURE PROCEDURES
Due to close proximity and limited radar coverage, KASN, KANB, and KPLR are one airport for departure clearance purposes. Contact Birmingham Approach Ground Control on 132.15 for clearance or 205-769-3890.
IFR aircraft departing after the race on Sunday, April 24, 2022, prior to 2100 CDT, are asked to file flight plans with a 1600 CDT (2100Z) proposed departure time to ensure flight plan delivery to reduce departure delays. Atlanta ARTC Center will ensure flight plans with a 2100 UTC departure time remain in the system until 0100 UTC (April 25, 2022).
KANB IFR DEPARTURES
Expect the same route procedures as aircraft departing KASN. Due to close proximity, KANB, KASN, and KPLR are one airport for IFR departure clearance purposes. Contact Birmingham Approach Ground Control on 132.15 for clearance or 205-769-3890.
PREFERRED IFR DEPARTURE ROUTES
Departure routes effective Sunday, April 24, 2022 (April 25 rain day)
Pilots should anticipate reroutes and alternate altitude assignments to allow orderly departures. This may be especially relevant for aircraft landing in the Charlotte terminal area. Eastbound aircraft may expect initial routing via the TDG 110 radial or the TDG 065 radial, as traffic dictates. Check current NOTAMs for possible changes to effective dates / times.
File via one the following routes:
|JQF/RUQ||JETS||AOA 150||FNISH ATL CHPTR3|
|JQF/RUQ||JETS||A0B 140||FNISH RMG|
|CLT/JQF/RUQ||PROPS||AOA 150||DDASH ATL UNARM6|
|CLT/JQF/RUQ||PROPS||AOB 140||DDASH RMG|
|CLT||RNAV JETS||ALL||FNISH BESTT JONZE2|
|CLT||NON-RNAV JETS||ALL||FNISH ATL CHPTR3|
|HKY/SVH||JETS/T-PROPS||ALL||GAD GQO VXV BZM|
|HKY/SVH||PROPS||ALL||MRICA GQO VXV BZM|
|GSO/INT||RNAV JETS||ALL||GAD GQO VXV MAACK TRAKS TRAKS3|
|GSO/INT||NON-RNAV JETS||ALL||GAD GQO VXV GZG BROOK4|
|GSO/INT||PROPS||ALL||MRICA GQO VXV GZG BROOK4|
|EXX/MTV/TRI/VJI||JETS/T-PROPS||ALL||GAD GQO VXV BZM|
|EXX/MTV/TRI/VJI||PROPS||ALL||MRICA GQO VXV BZM|
|Airports N of line RQZ-BKW||ALL||ALL||WAMPM RQZ|
Dependent upon traffic and weather conditions at KJQF on April 24, 2022, users may receive routing via: FNISH FISHO PANDY FLO KABEE3 KJQF. Expect to cross 35 NM west of FISHO at or below FL230.
VFR /IFR PICKUP PROCEDURES - KASN/KANB/KPLR departures
Due to the high volume of traffic in the Talladega area, follow these procedures except in emergencies:
DO NOT request IFR pickup below 5,000 feet MSL due to radar coverage. If ceilings are below 5,000, you should depart IFR. Use caution for mountainous terrain.
DO NOT call Birmingham Approach until at least 15 miles from KASN. DO NOT call any Atlanta Center frequency until at least 20 miles east of KASN, or above 10,000 feet if westbound.
Remain clear of the Atlanta Class B airspace. IFR pickup within 40 NM of ATL will be extremely limited due Atlanta arrivals.
Squawk 1200 on departure.
If planning an IFR pick-up, ensure that an IFR flight plan is on file with Flight Service.
ATC will not accept air-filed flight plans or airborne changes of destination within 100 miles of KASN, except in emergencies.
Aircraft AT OR BELOW 10,000:
|TDG 328 radial - 110 radial||ATLANTA CENTER||124.5|
|TDG 111 radial - 138 radial||ATLANTA APPROACH||125.5|
|TDG 139 radial - 164 radial||ATLANTA CENTER||120.45|
|TDG 165 radial - 200 radial||MONTGOMERY APCH||121.2|
|TDG 201 radial - 327 radial||BIRMINGHAM APCH||123.8|
Aircraft ABOVE 10,000:
|TDG 261 radial --- 320 radial||ATLANTA CENTER||127.3|
|TDG 321 radial --- 110 radial||ATLANTA CENTER||134.95|
|TDG 111 radial --- 190 radial||ATLANTA CENTER||120.45|
|TDG 191 radial --- 260 radial||ATLANTA CENTER||132.25|
TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION
Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) will be in effect for this event. See FDC NOTAM 0/0367 for details.
Use caution for all types of traffic operating in the area including banner tows, helicopters, and blimps.
Pilots must avoid flying at and below 5,000 FT AGL in the National Security Area (NSA) northeast of Talladega.
Pilots should ensure they receive a thorough briefing on all NOTAMS for the Talladega area.
TALLADEGA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT PARKING
The Talladega Airport has implemented a parking reservation program. Aircraft arriving April 21 – April 25, 2022 should obtain a parking slot prior to landing. For reservations/fees, call the Talladega Municipal Airport at 256-761-4815 weekdays between 0800-1600 CDT.
LEIDOS FLIGHT SERVICE
Pilot briefing and flight planning services are available online through the Leidos Pilot Portal at https://www.1800wxbrief.com/Website/ or by telephone at 1-800-WX-BRIEF (1-800-992-7433). Press 1, or say “Briefer”, then press 2-5-2 or say “Alabama”
Contact Anniston Radio on 122.2 in the Talladega, Alabama area for VFR flight plan activation and closure. Contact Flight Service on the following frequencies for in-flight briefing services:
|Direction from ASN||FSS Frequency|
|East||122.2 / 122.3 MHz (Macon Radio)|
|South||122.2 / 122.4 MHz|
In-flight pilot reports are encouraged on these frequencies.