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FAAʼs Safety Plan for Super Bowl LVI

Affected Dates & Locations

February 6–14, 2022
Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV

Security Provisions

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 following airports:

Airport Location Identifier
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

If you have any questions about arrival/departure routes email us.


Traffic Management

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.

Flight Plans

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

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


Airport Traffic Control Tower

Hours of Operation
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

Note: Check current NOTAMs for possible changes to the hours of operation.


Helpful Links

From the Flight Deck - Wrong Surface Landings (YouTube)

National Weather Service - Super Bowl 2022



Wrong Surface Landings at RNO: What You Need to Know