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GEICO 500

2022 NASCAR CUP SERIES

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA

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:

Airport Identifier
Talladega Municipal KASN
Anniston Regional KANB
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.

IFR ARRIVALS

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:

From Aircraft Route
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:

From Altitude Route
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:

Destination Aircraft Altitude Route
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.

AFTER DEPARTURE

Aircraft AT OR BELOW 10,000:

Between ATC Facility Frequency
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:

Between ATC Facility Frequency
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.

CAUTION

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
North 122.2 MHz
East 122.2 / 122.3 MHz (Macon Radio)
West 122.2 MHz
South 122.2 / 122.4 MHz
Northwest 122.6 MHz

In-flight pilot reports are encouraged on these frequencies.

[AJV-E23]Published 2/18/22

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U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration

800 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20591

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