AUTOTRADER ECHOPARK AUTOMOTIVE 400
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
September 21-24, 2023
SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC PROCEDURES
NOTE: Special security procedures and restrictions remain in effect. Pilots are reminded to contact Leidos Flight Service (LFS) FTW HUB personnel to obtain current NOTAM information.
In anticipation of a significant number of aircraft traveling to the Fort Worth, Texas area during the NASCAR All Star Race, the following procedures will be implemented to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.
PREFERRED IFR ARRIVAL PROCEDURES TO AFW
Traffic departing airports south of Phoenix (non-inclusive) and west of Houston (non-inclusive) destined AFW should expect the LIKES (RNAV).
Traffic departing Houston terminal airports, east to Atlanta (non-inclusive) destined AFW should expect the REEKO (RNAV) or the DODJE arrival.
Traffic departing west of Chicago (non-inclusive) to Denver (non-inclusive) destined AFW should expect the WESAT (RNAV) or the MOTZA arrival.
Traffic departing Denver terminal airports (inclusive) south to Phoenix terminal airports (inclusive) destined AFW should expect the WESAT (RNAV) or the MOTZA arrival.
Traffic departing airports east of Chicago and north of Atlanta (non-inclusive) destined AFW should expect the TRUUK (RNAV) or the SASIE arrival.
IFR DEPARTURE PROCEDURES
ALL PILOTS AND AIRCRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD CONTACT LFS FTW HUB TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH ALL NOTAMS AND SECURITY PROCEDURES IN PLACE DURING THIS EVENT.
RACE DAY DEPARTURES ON SEPTEMBER 24 SHOULD FILE FLIGHT PLANS PRIOR TO 1800Z TO ALLOW FOR COORDINATION AND PLANNING.
OBTAIN IFR CLEARANCES FROM THE CONTROL TOWER, AIR TRAFFIC PERSONNEL WILL NOT BE IN THE FBO.
IN THE EVENT THAT THE RACE IS RESCHEDULED FOR THE ALTERNATE RACE DAY, ALL PILOTS SHOULD FILE FLIGHT PLANS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED RACE END TIME TO ALLOW FOR COORDINATION AND PLANNING.
PILOTS DEPARTING FROM AFW SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS:
Pilots should expect gate hold procedures to be in effect.
DO NOT request IFR departure clearance prior to 20 minutes before estimated time of departure (ETD).
DO NOT taxi until you have received taxi information and appropriate IFR clearance.
DO NOT call ground control to taxi until you are number one aircraft that can enter a taxiway from the ramp or parking area.
DO NOT call the tower for takeoff until you are ready for takeoff and in the number one position to take the runway.
VFR DEPARTURES AND SUBSEQUENT AIRBORNE IFR CLEARANCE REQUESTS WILL NOT BE ACCOMMODATED.
PREFERRED IFR DEPARTURE ROUTES
Note: Due to the complexity and volume associated with this event, users can anticipate dynamic reroutes and altitude assignments to expedite departure. Pilots are advised not to circumvent these preferred routes as they are intended to balance the departure operation and minimize delays.
ALL DESTINATIONS SHOULD FILE THE APPROPRIATE DEPARTURE PROCEDURE OVER ONE OF THE PUBLISHED DEPARTURE FIXES. DIRECT DESTINATION FLIGHT PLANS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Due to the anticipated increase in the volume of traffic, enroute aircraft desiring to transverse the DFW Class B airspace may encounter delays and alternate routes outside the Class B airspace. (See Dallas/Fort Worth VFR Terminal Area Chart). Note: This is a very congested airspace, issuance of a transponder code is not a clearance to enter Class B airspace, wait for identification and specific clearance from the controller prior to entering Class B airspace.
VFR aircraft are encouraged to cancel/activate flight plans with LFS FTW HUB when approaching or departing the City of Fort Worth.
LFS FTW HUB FREQUENCIES
122.6 MHz Transmit/Receive (WEST)
255.4 MHz Transmit/Receive (EAST/WEST)
122.3 MHz Transmit/Receive (EAST)
LFS FTW HUB serves the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan area and can be reached at the following telephone number: 1-800-WX-BRIEF (1-800-992-7433).
SPECIAL HELICOPTER PROCEDURES WILL BE IN EFFECT DURING THIS EVENT. Prior permission is required for all helicopters planning to operate in the Class D airspace around Alliance (AFW) airport. For prior permission, call this number (817) 929-9339 or (817) 215-8592
Note: All helicopter pilots and operators should contact the LFS FTW HUB to ensure compliance with all NOTAMS and security procedures in place during this event.
Alliance (AFW) 126.925
AFW TOWER HELICOPTOR FREQUENCY
AJT-ZFW [Published 7/20/23]