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UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME HOME FOOTBALL GAMES

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA

SEPTEMBER 8, 2022- NOVEMBER 26, 2022

Explanation of Changes. Table one has been updated to reflect the dates of home University of Notre Dame (ND) football games. In anticipation of many aircraft operating to and from the South Bend International Airport in conjunction with this event, the following procedures will be used to enhance safety and minimize confusion.

Table 1: ND Home Football Schedule

Day Date Opponent
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10 MARSHALL
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17 CALIFORNIA
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15 STANFORD
SATURDAY OCTOBER 22 UNLV
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 CLEMSON
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19 BOSTON COLLEGE

SBN AIRPORT INFORMATION

South Bend International Airport, located in South Bend, Indiana is the premier airport to service all fans of sporting events within the region. The airport has 3 runways, with the main ILS RWY 9R/27L, offering an 8,412 ft. landing surface for aircraft. Two FBOs are located on site for aircraft services during events, Atlantic Aviation and Corporate Wings. Both FBOs can be reached on their UNICOM frequencies before landing at South Bend. The FBOs are located north of TWY Alpha on the airfield and have follow me trucks standing by for guidance during special events.

PILOTS MUST CONTACT THEIR FBO OF CHOICE IMMEDIATELY EXITING THE RUNWAY.

Special Game Day taxi and departure procedures are written below and listed by color for clarification.

FLIGHT PLANNING

  1. Be alert for a higher-than-normal number of aircraft operating in the vicinity of the South Bend International Airport. Expect various aircraft types, including flyover, banner tow, television, and law enforcement aircraft.
  2. Two-way radio communication is required. Request for No Radio (NORDO) operation will not be approved. To minimize frequency congestion, keep transmissions to a minimum.
  3. Practice approaches, touch-and-go operations and training flights may be directed to remain clear of the area.
  4. Pilots should file flight plans with a proposed departure time (P-Time) one hour prior to the intended time of departure to allow SBN ATCT to plan airport movement and ensure flight plan info is available when clearance is requested.
  5. SBN ATCT will ensure flight plans do not expire until four hours after the filed P-Time.
  6. CTAF Operations in effect when ATCT is closed

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Traffic Management Initiatives may be required during peak traffic periods or during periods of reduced airport capacity. Pilots should be prepared for potential reroute, mile-in-trail or altitude restriction, holding, ground delay or ground stop. Plan to arrive early, if possible, to avoid delays, airspace congestion and limited parking.

SBN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL AND APPROACH TOWER

The control tower and approach control (SBN ATCT) will operate Sunday – Friday 5:30am – Midnight and 5:30 am – 11:45 pm on Saturdays, unless otherwise advised by NOTAM.

NOTE: On October 16, 2022 (STANFORD) and November 6, 2022 (CLEMSON) the SBN ATCT will have extended hours until 1:45 am.

Table 2: SBN Air Traffic Frequencies

Clearance Delivery 121.9
Ground Control 121.7
Tower/CTAF 135.675
ATIS 120.675
Approach Control Frequency North of SBN 118.55
Approach Control Frequency South of SBN 132.05

DEPARTURE PROCEDURES

ATIS ADVISING RWY27L

  1. Get Clearance on 121.9, no earlier than 30 minutes prior to departure
  2. If parked within the FBO Parking Area (See MAP A)
    1. (PRIOR TO CALLING GROUND CONTROL) proceed east (holding short of TWY A-2) and look for the sign that says 1. This is called “SPOT 1” – Call GC 121.7 at SPOT 1 with the current ATIS for taxi instructions.
  3. Please proceed on your own to SPOT 1 as this is a NON-MOVEMENT area not controlled by ATC.

  4. If parked within T-Hangar Parking Area (See MAP A)

    1. (PRIOR TO CALLING GROUND CONTROL) proceed west (holding short of TWY N) and look for the sign that says 3. This is called “SPOT 3” – Call GC 121.7 at SPOT 3 with the current ATIS for taxi instructions.

Please proceed on your own to SPOT 3 as this is a NON-MOVEMENT area not controlled by ATC.

MAP A:

A graphic depicting the departure procedures for ATIS advising RWY27L

ATIS ADVISING RWY9R, RWY18 or RWY36

  1. Get Clearance on 121.9, no earlier than 30 minutes prior to departure
  2. If parked within the FBO Parking Area (See MAP B)
    1. (PRIOR TO CALLING GROUND CONTROL) proceed west (holding short of TWY N) and look for the sign that says 2. This is called “SPOT 2” – Call GC 121.7 at SPOT 2 with the current ATIS for taxi instructions.
      Please proceed on your own to SPOT 2 as this is a NON-MOVEMENT area not controlled by ATC.
  3. If parked within T-Hangar Parking Area (See MAP B)
    1. (PRIOR TO CALLING GROUND CONTROL) until you proceed west (holding short of TWY N) and look for the sign that says 3. This is called “SPOT 3” – Call GC 121.7 at SPOT 3 with the current ATIS for taxi instructions.

Please proceed on your own to SPOT 3 as this is a NON-MOVEMENT area not controlled by ATC.

MAP B:

A graphic depicting the departure procedures for Atis advising RWY9R, RWY18 or RWY36

Departure Notes: DO NOT CALL THE TOWER FOR DEPARTURE UNTIL YOU ARE NUMBER ONE AT THE RUNWAY.

VFR Departures: As demand dictates, VFR departures may be assigned an alternate departure runway by Ground Control.

[Published 8/12/22]

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