Updated September 14, 2009
As part of the security revolving around the upcoming G-20 Summit, to be held in Pittsburgh, FDC NOTAM 9/9248 has been released for the Pittsburgh, PA area on September 24-25, 2009.
A 12NM TFR centered on the MMJ11608.5 prohibits GA operations at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Allegheny County Airport (AGC), Finleyville Air Park (G05) and Pittsburgh-Monroeville (4G0) from 1500 local (1900z) on September 24, 2009 until 1900 local (2300z) on September 25, 2009.
Operations will be permitted at Greater Pittsburgh (PIT) and Allegheny County (AGC) during the TFR if the operator obtains a Special Events Waiver from the TSA Waiver office. Details regarding the Waiver program are listed below.
A 30NM TFR centered on the MMJ11608.5 has additional restrictions between the 12NM and 30NM areas as specified in NOTAM from 1500 local (1900z) on September 24, 2009 until 1900 local (2300z) on September 25, 2009.
The FAA advisory for this event is available here.
TSA Security Program and Waiver Information
TSA Waiver Information
A TSA special event waiver will be required for operations during the TFR for both arrivals and departures at AGC and PIT.
Aircraft arriving PIT and AGC during the TFR must apply for an FAA/TSA special event waiver and be security screened at the gateway airport (see below).
North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) in Clarksburg, WV has been designated as the gateway airport for this event. Aircraft must register for gateway access at least 96 hours prior to the planned flight. TSA screening will be available at CKB on September 24 from 1500-2000 local and on September 25 from 0800-1900 local.
Aircraft departing PIT or AGC during the TFR must apply for an FAA/TSA special event waiver at least 96 hours prior to the planned flight and be security screened prior to departure. TSA screening will be available at PIT and AGC on September 24 from 1500-2000 local and on September 25 from 0800-1900 local.
Waivers can be obtained by visiting the TSA/FAA Waiver & Airspace Access Program and selecting the special event waiver. All applications must be submitted at least 96 hours prior to the aircraft departure.
For more information about obtaining TSA waivers, visit the TSA Office of Airspace Waivers.
Gateway Airport Information
To accommodate aircraft arriving into Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Allegheny County Airport (AGC), a gateway airport has been established by TSA at North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB).
During the effective times of the TFR, TSA security screening will be available at PIT and AGC (outbound) and at CKB (inbound). TSA screening will be available at CKB on September 24 from 1500-2000 local and on September 25 from 0800-1900 local.
All passengers and crewmembers must provide government-issued photo identification to the TSA at the gateway airport prior to departure. Aircraft must register for gateway access at least 96 hours prior to a planned flight. Aircraft departing PIT or AGC during this TFR must also register and undergo security screening prior to departure.
Special ATC procedures and routes to and from these airports may be assigned prior to departure from a gateway airport. Upon departing the gateway airport, all aircraft must maintain radio contact with ATC and continuously squawk an ATC-assigned discrete transponder code. Intermediate stops are not authorized unless an emergency exists.
FDC 9/9248 ZOB PART 1 OF 6 PA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS. PITTSBURGH, PA, SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2009 LOCAL. PURSUANT TO 49 USC 40103(B), THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) CLASSIFIES THE AIRSPACE DEFINED IN THIS NOTAM AS ‘NATIONAL DEFENSE AIRSPACE’. PILOTS WHO DO NOT ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES MAY BE INTERCEPTED, DETAINED AND INTERVIEWED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT/SECURITY PERSONNEL. ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL ACTIONS MAY ALSO BE TAKEN AGAINST A PILOT WHO DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OR ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS OR PROCEDURES ANNOUNCED IN THIS NOTAM: A) THE FAA MAY TAKE ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION, INCLUDING IMPOSING CIVIL PENALTIES AND THE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF AIRMEN CERTIFICATES; OR B) THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT MAY PURSUE CRIMINAL CHARGES, INCLUDING CHARGES UNDER TITLE 49 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 46307; OR C) THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT MAY USE DEADLY FORCE AGAINST THE AIRBORNE AIRCRAFT, IF IT IS DETERMINED THAT THE AIRCRAFT POSES AN IMMINENT SECURITY THREAT. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 99.7 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 30 NMR OF 402635N/0800102W OR THE MONTOUR/MMJ/VORTAC 116 DEGREE RADIAL AT 8.5NM UP TO BUT NOT INCLUDING 18000 FT MSL EFFECTIVE 0909241900 UTC (1500 LOCAL 09/24/09) UNTIL 0909252300 UTC (1900 LOCAL 09/25/09), WITHIN A 12 NMR OF 402635N/0800102W OR THE END PART 1 OF 6
FDC 9/9248 ZOB PART 2 OF 6 PA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS. PITTSBURGH, PA, MONTOUR/MMJ/VORTAC 116 DEGREE RADIAL AT 8.5NM UP TO BUT NOT INCLUDING 18000 FT MSL EFFECTIVE 0909241900 UTC (1500 LOCAL 09/24/09) UNTIL 0909252300 UTC (1900 LOCAL 09/25/09), EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED BELOW AND/OR UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY ATC IN CONSULTATION WITH THE AIR TRAFFIC SECURITY COORDINATOR VIA THE DOMESTIC EVENTS NETWORK (DEN): A. ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS WITHIN THE 12 NMR AREA(S) LISTED ABOVE, KNOWN AS THE INNER CORE(S), ARE PROHIBITED EXCEPT FOR: APPROVED LAW ENFORCEMENT, MILITARY AIRCRAFT DIRECTLY SUPPORTING THE G-20 SUMMIT, APPROVED AIR AMBULANCE FLIGHTS, AND REGULARLY SCHEDULED COMMERCIAL PASSENGER AND ALL-CARGO CARRIERS OPERATING UNDER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TSA-APPROVED STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAMS/PROCEDURES: AIRCRAFT OPERATOR STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM (AOSSP), FULL ALL-CARGO AIRCRAFT OPERATOR STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM (FACAOSSP), MODEL SECURITY PROGRAM (MSP), TWELVE FIVE STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM (TFSSP) ALL CARGO (NO PASSENGERS AUTHORIZED), ALL-CARGO INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PROCEDURE (ACISP) OR THOSE AIRCRAFT THAT HAVE BEEN GRANTED A DEPARTMENT OF STATE DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE AND ARE ARRIVING INTO AND/OR DEPARTING FROM 14 CFR PART 139 AIRPORTS. B. FINLEYVILLE AIR END PART 2 OF 6
FDC 9/9248 ZOB PART 3 OF 6 PA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS. PITTSBURGH, PA, PARK (G05) AND PITTSBURGH-MONROEVILLE (4G0) ARE WITHIN THE 12NMR INNER CORE. ALL FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED. C. ALL OTHER AIRCRAFT NOT OPERATING UNDER TSA-APPROVED STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAMS LISTED ABOVE OR HAVING A DEPARTMENT OF STATE DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE AND ARE ARRIVING AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KPIT) AND ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT (KAGC) REQUIRE A FAA/TSA SPECIAL EVENT AIRSPACE WAIVER AND MUST BE SECURITY SCREENED AT A DESIGNATED GATEWAY AIRPORT. IF DEPARTING KPIT OR KAGC THE AIRCRAFT MUST BE SCREENED AT THE RESPECTIVE AIRPORT PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. PRESENTATION OF THE WAIVER DURING SCREENING IS REQUIRED. D. ALL AIRCRAFT REQUIRING A WAIVER TO ACCESS THIS SPECIAL EVENT TFR MUST APPLY USING THE SPECIAL EVENT WAIVER FORM AT HTTPS://WAIVER.C3.FAA.GOV. AIRCRAFT MUST REGISTER AND REQUEST A WAIVER FOR GATEWAY ACCESS AT LEAST 96 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PLANNED FLIGHT. AIRCRAFT DEPARTING KPIT AND KAGC DURING THE TFR MUST ALSO APPLY FOR A WAIVER AT LEAST 96 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PLANNED FLIGHT. E. A GATEWAY AIRPORT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AT NORTH CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA AIRPORT (KCKB) TO ACCOMMODATE AIRCRAFT ARRIVING INTO KPIT AND KAGC DURING THE EFFECTIVE TIMES OF THIS TFR. ALL PASSENGERS AND CREWMEMBERS MUST PROVIDE VALID GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION TO THE TSA AT END PART 3 OF 6
FDC 9/9248 ZOB PART 4 OF 6 PA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS. PITTSBURGH, PA, THE GATEWAY AIRPORT PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. POSITIVE PILOT IDENTIFICATION PROCEDURES WILL BE IN EFFECT DURING THIS TFR. SPECIAL ATC PROCEDURES AND ROUTES TO AND FROM THIS AIRPORT MAY BE ASSIGNED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FROM A GATEWAY AIRPORT. UPON DEPARTING THE GATEWAY AIRPORT, ALL AIRCRAFT MUST MAINTAIN RADIO CONTACT WITH ATC AND CONTINUOUSLY SQUAWK AN ATC-ASSIGNED DISCRETE TRANSPONDER CODE. INTERMEDIATE STOPS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED UNLESS AN EMERGENCY EXISTS. F. TSA SCREENING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT KCKB, KPIT AND KAGC ON SEPTEMBER 24 FROM 0909241900-09092359 UTC (1500 TO 1959 LOCAL 9/9/24) AND ON SEPTEMBER 25 FROM 0909251200 TO 0909252300 UTC (0800-1900 LOCAL 9/9/25). G. FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE AIRSPACE BETWEEN THE 12 NMR AND 30 NMR AREA(S) LISTED ABOVE, KNOWN AS THE OUTER RING(S): ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING WITHIN THE OUTER RING(S) LISTED ABOVE ARE LIMITED TO AIRCRAFT ARRIVING OR DEPARTING LOCAL AIRFIELDS, AND WORKLOAD PERMITTING, ATC MAY AUTHORIZE IFR TRANSIT OPERATIONS WITH PRIOR COORDINATION WITH THE DEN. AIRCRAFT MAY NOT LOITER. ALL AIRCRAFT MUST BE ON AN ACTIVE IFR OR VFR FLIGHT PLAN WITH A DISCRETE CODE ASSIGNED BY AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) FACILITY. AIRCRAFT MUST BE SQUAWKING THE DISCRETE CODE PRIOR TO DEPARTURE AND AT ALL TIMES WHILE IN THE TFR AND MUST REMAIN IN TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITH ATC. H. FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN END PART 4 OF 6
FDC 9/9248 ZOB PART 5 OF 6 PA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS. PITTSBURGH, PA, THIS TFR, ALL EMERGENCY/LIFE SAVING FLIGHTS (MEDICAL/LAW ENFORCEMENT/FIREFIGHTING) OPERATIONS AND DOD AIRCRAFT MUST COORDINATE WITH MULTI AGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (MACC) PRIOR TO THEIR DEPARTURE AT 412-473-6342 TO AVOID POTENTIAL DELAYS. THE MACC WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 24 AT 1400 UTC (1000 LOCAL). I. THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED WITHIN THIS TFR: FLIGHT TRAINING, PRACTICE INSTRUMENT APPROACHES, AEROBATIC FLIGHT, GLIDER OPERATIONS, PARACHUTE OPERATIONS, ULTRALIGHT, HANG GLIDING, BALLOON OPERATIONS, AGRICULTURE/CROP DUSTING, ANIMAL POPULATION CONTROL FLIGHT OPERATIONS, BANNER TOWING OPERATIONS, MODEL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS, MODEL ROCKETRY, SEAPLANE/AMPHIBIOUS WATER OPERATIONS AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS). J. ANY PERSON OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT WITHIN THIS TFR WHO BECOMES AWARE OF AN INABILITY TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT TO CONTINUOUSLY SQUAWK THE ATC ASSIGNED TRANSPONDER CODE MUST IMMEDIATELY REQUEST CONTROL INSTRUCTIONS AND COMPLY WITH ALL INSTRUCTIONS FROM ATC. IF UNABLE TO CONTACT ATC, PILOTS MUST EXIT THE TFR BY THE MOST DIRECT LATERAL ROUTE. K. BE ADVISED THAT NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THIS TFR MAY RESULT IN THE USE OF FORCE. L. FAA RECOMMENDS THAT ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATORS CHECK NOTAMS FREQUENTLY FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THIS TFR PRIOR TO OPERATIONS WITHIN THIS REGION. END PART 5 OF 6
FDC 9/9248 ZOB PART 6 OF 6 PA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS. PITTSBURGH, PA, M. THE SOSC, SYSTEM OPERATIONS SUPPORT CENTER, AVAILABLE 0700-1700 EASTERN M-F, PHONE 202-267-8276, IS THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS TFR. PITTSBURGH TRACON, PHONE 412-269-9247, IS THE COORDINATION FACILITY. END PART 6 OF 6