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AIR TRAFFIC INITIATIVES

BREEDERS’ CUP

2022 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

LEXINGTON, KY

NOVEMBER 2 - NOVEMBER 6, 2022

Explanation of Changes. Slot reservation and payment information has been added for the Bluegrass Airport (KLEX).

In anticipation of a large number of aircraft operating to and from the Lexington area in conjunction with this event, the following procedures will be used to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES

A variety of Traffic Management initiatives may be utilized during the 2022 event. They include, but are not limited to, reroutes, mile-in-trail, altitude restrictions, ground stops and ground delay programs.

FLIGHT PLANS/IFR PICKUP

Due to workload and anticipated frequency congestion, except for emergency situations, Indianapolis Center and Lexington ATCT will not accept air filed flight plans to or from the Lexington area. Aircraft on airborne flight plans filed with other facilities may experience lengthy delays.

Airborne activation of IFR flight plans should not be expected within the Lexington area.

OVERFLIGHTS

Aircraft not landing in the Lexington Area will be routed to the EAST of Lexington via SPROW Intersection. No overflights to the WEST of Lexington will be allowed.

BLUEGRASS AIRPORT (LEX)

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Due to the large number of anticipated aircraft arrivals, pilots landing at Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and area airports are strongly encouraged to contact the FBO in advance to make reservations for parking, fuel and other services.

Slot Reservation and Payment: To fly in and out of Blue Grass Airport during the event timeframe, a pre-booked slot reservation and payment is required. For more details and to reserve your arrival and departure time, visit http://www.bluegrassairport.com/breederscup/

FBO: Signature LEX (859) 255-7724

PARKING: Parking colors (Blue, Green, or Gold) will be assigned to those pilots who have pre-coordinated their arrival plans, services, parking arrangements, and fees. Pre- coordination is STRONGLY encouraged as parking is limited and assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

OVERNIGHT PARKING: All aircraft planning an overnight stay at LEX from November 2, 2022 through November 6, 2022 are required to call the FBO in advance to reserve parking on the ramp.

All other aircraft will be considered ‘Drop and Go Traffic’ and will have 30 minutes maximum time after shut down to reposition aircraft for future aircraft arrivals.

HELICOPTER PARKING: Operations are limited to west general aviation area

CUSTOMS: Requests for U.S. Customs Services outside of normal operating hours must be pre-arranged 24 hours in advance during normal operating hours. Charter flights with 40 or more passengers must be coordinated 7 days in advance during normal operating hours.

US CUSTOMS OPERATING HOURS MONDAY – FRIDAY 0900-1700 EDT US CUSTOMS (859) 425-3111

(If no answer) SECTOR 1-800-973-2867

ARRIVALS

MONITOR THE ATIS ON 126.3 MHZ AND ADVISE THE CONTROLLER ON INITIAL CONTACT OF THE APPROPRIATE ATIS CODE, AND ASSIGNED PARKING COLOR CODE.

IFR ARRIVAL ROUTES

IFR aircraft arriving Lexington should file one of the following routes:

Position from Lexington Route
NORTH CVG HYK (DEST)
EAST JETS: AZQ HYK (DEST)
TURBOPROP/PROP: SPROW..HYK (DEST)
SOUTH UNCKL HYK (DEST)
WEST IIU HYK (DEST)

VFR ARRIVALS

***CLASS C SERVICE IS MANDATORY***

Expect delays outside Lexington Class C airspace during peak traffic periods. VFR advisory service with Lexington approach will be on a workload permitting basis. LEX Approach will not provide ATC Services for Practice Approaches at LEX, FFT, 27K, 0I8, RGA, IOB, DVK November 2 – 6, 2022.

Set transponder to 1200 and squawk altitude prior to reaching 25 nm of Lexington Airport.

Entering the Lexington Terminal Area from the northeast through southwest (040º - 220º) contact Approach on 120.15 MHz prior to entering Class C airspace.

Entering the Lexington Terminal Area from the southwest through northeast (221º - 039º) contact L approach on 120.75 MHz prior to entering Class C airspace.

Hold 25nm from LEX until advised by Approach Control to proceed inbound.

When runway 4 is active, do not exit the runway prior to taxiway “G” unless instructed by the Tower.

DEPARTURES

Before starting engines, monitor ATIS on 126.3 MHz, and contact Clearance Delivery on 132.35 MHz for the required Class C clearance and any information on departure delays.

IFR DEPARTURE ROUTES

File via one of the preferred departure routes/gates listed below.

Departure Gate Route
NORTH ALL A/C: FLM
EAST JETS: ECB
TURBOPROP/PROP: HARDU
SOUTH JETS: LOZ
TURBOPROP/PROP: PODNE
WEST JETS: CHALI IIU
TURBOPROP/PROP: CLEGG

VFR DEPARTURES

***CLASS C SERVICE IS MANDATORY***

VFR aircraft requesting flight following outside of the Lexington Terminal Area should advise Clearance Delivery of their destination airport, requested altitude and their request for flight following.

VFR aircraft requesting to remain in the Lexington Terminal Area or depart the Terminal Area without further flight following should advise Clearance Delivery of their on course heading and requested altitude.

SATELLITE AIRPORTS

Single and twin-engine propeller aircraft are encouraged to use the satellite airports listed below due to parking congestion at Lexington Blue Grass Airport.

Monitor the appropriate AWOS/ASOS and advise Lexington Approach Control on initial contact of your destination airport, that you have received the weather

Radar service will be available to aircraft landing at airports outside of Lexington Class C Airspace on a workload permitting basis.

Aircraft departing 27K are strongly encouraged to pick up their IFR clearance on the ground with Lexington Approach on 127.425 MHz. Airborne IFR activation requests may not be accommodated.

Aircraft departing FFT are strongly encouraged to pick up their IFR clearance on the ground with Lexington Approach on 118.65 MHz. Airborne IFR requests may not be accommodated.

***CAUTION***

NUMEROUS AERIAL OPERATIONS

Multiple helicopter, banner tow, and blimp operations in the vicinity of Keeneland Race Track, located adjacent to Lexington Blue Grass Airport north of US60, Friday, November 4, 2022, and Saturday, November 5, 2022.

PILOTS ARE URGED TO OBTAIN A COMPLETE WEATHER BRIEFING AND REVIEW ALL APPLICABLE NOTAMS PRIOR TO CONDUCTING FLIGHT.

For further information contact:

FAA Indianapolis ARTCC Traffic Management Unit 1850 S. Sigsbee Street Indianapolis, IN 46241

317-247-2243

or Lexington ATCT

[ZID; Revised 9/13//22]

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