FAAʼs Safety Plan for Super Bowl LVI
Affected Dates & Locations
February 6–14, 2022
Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV
Pilots should anticipate a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in the Los Angeles area on Sunday, February 13, 2022. Typical TFRs limit the availability of certain operations, including glider operations, flight training, and unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations. Specific procedures described on this website and/or contained in an associated Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) may be revised or unavailable at the time of the event, and access to some airports may be restricted. Pilots are encouraged to check NOTAMs frequently to confirm they have the most current information.
TFR information is published by FDC NOTAM, normally 3 to 5 days prior to the event. TFR NOTAMs and graphics are available at the FAA TFR website.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) anticipates providing security screening for general aviation aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Reservation information will be provided in the TFR NOTAM.
Special Air Traffic Procedures
Special air traffic procedures to minimize air traffic delays and enhance safety are in effect for the airports listed below.
|Los Angeles International||Los Angeles, CA||LAX|
|Van Nuys||Van Nuys, CA||VNY|
|Hollywood – Burbank||Burbank, CA||BUR|
|Long Beach – Daugherty||Long Beach, CA||LGB|
|Jack Northrup – Hawthorne||Hawthorne, CA||HHR|
|Orange County – Santa Ana||Santa Ana, CA||SNA|
|Ontario International||Ontario, CA||ONT|
|San Bernardino International||San Bernardino, CA||SBD|
|San Diego International||San Diego, CA||SAN|
|Palm Springs International||Palm Springs, CA||PSP|
|Las Vegas – McCarran – Harry Reid||Las Vegas, NV||LAS|
|Henderson Executive||Henderson, NV||HND|
|North Las Vegas Airport||North Las Vegas, NV||VGT|
Watch the entire playlist of FAA’s “From the Flight Deck” and “Runway Safety” videos for Super Bowl LVI. If you have any questions about arrival/departure routes email us.
During periods of heavy demand, pilots should anticipate Traffic Management Initiatives including, but not limited to, reroute, miles-in-trail, altitude restriction, ground stop, and Ground Delay Programs.
When a Ground Delay Program (GDP) is in effect, aircraft must depart within 5 minutes of their assigned Expect Departure Clearance Time (EDCT). If unable, pilots must advise ATC and request a new EDCT assignment.
Traffic Management Initiatives are designed to provide equitable access to airports and airspace. To maintain program integrity and minimize delays, airborne changes of destination to area airports will not be accepted, except for genuine emergencies.
VFR Arrivals & Potential Holding
VFR arrivals may expect lengthy delays and potential holding during peak traffic periods. VFR advisory service within the airspace of Southern California TRACON (SCT), Joshua Control Facility (JCF), and Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZLA) will be on a workload-permitting basis.
File flight plans at least 6 hours, but not more than 22 hours, prior to the proposed time of departure. This is required to ensure Traffic Management Initiatives (TMI) reflect authentic demand. If a TMI is necessary, filing early may minimize your assigned delay. Duplicate flight plans (same time/call sign) to the same airport or multiple airport destinations are subject to removal from the system and may result in increased delays.
Air Files/IFR Pick-Ups
Air files and IFR pick-ups will not be accepted from airborne flights to/from airports listed on this website and/or in the associated NOTAM, except for genuine emergencies.
Training flights and student solo cross-country flights are highly discouraged in the Los Angeles metro area (within 60 NM of LAX). Practice approaches, touch-and-go landings, and other training operations may be limited or suspended.
Airport Parking Reservations
A reservation program to facilitate ATC handling and ground services will be in effect at participating southern California and Las Vegas airports. Reservations are administered by local Fixed Base Operators (FBOs). Contact the FBO at your southern California and/or Las Vegas destination for reservations and additional information.
All pilots/operators are strongly encouraged to contact their servicing FBO prior to departure, to ensure availability for both overnight parking and passenger pickup/drop-off.
Airport Status Information
Real time flight delay, airport status, and program information is available at fly.faa.gov.
Airport Traffic Control Tower
|LAX||24 hours daily|
|VNY||0600-2245 PST / 1400-0645 UTC|
|BUR||24 hours daily|
|LGB||0615-2345 PST / 1415-0745 UTC|
|HHR||0600-2000 PST / 1400-0600 UTC|
|SNA||0615-2300 PST / 1415-0700 UTC|
|ONT||24 hours daily|
|SBD||0700-2100 PST / 1500-0500 UTC|
|SAN||24 hours daily|
|PSP||0600-2300 PST / 1400-0700 UTC|
|LAS||24 hours daily|
|HND||0600-2000 PST / 1400-0400 UTC|
|VGT||0600-2000 PST / 1400-0400 UTC|
Note: Check current NOTAMs for possible changes to the hours of operation.