Air Traffic Procedures – 2022 NBAA-BACE
Updated Oct. 11, 2022
The FAA is expecting increased traffic for the 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), and has established special air traffic procedures for the Orlando, FL area for Oct. 16-20.
The special air traffic procedures will affect operations at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), host of the NBAA-BACE aircraft display, as well as Orlando International Airport (MCO), Sanford International Airport (SFB) and Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM). ORL Taxiways B and B-1 will be non-movement areas between 7 a.m. Oct. 16 – 10 p.m. Oct. 20.
As required, ATC will employ traffic management initiatives (TMIs) to evenly distribute traffic. Aircraft landing at ORL and ISM should expect early descents to deconflict with Orlando International Airport (MCO) arrivals. These TMIs may include include scheduled metering delays, ground stops, ground delay programs (GDPs), structured routing, miles-in-trail and altitude capping. Aircraft landing ORL and ISM should expect an early descent to deconflict with MCO arrivals. To help balance its workload, Jacksonville Center may reroute arrivals filed for GRNCH to PRICY.
Given the expected traffic, Jacksonville Center and Orlando Approach Control will not accept air-filed flight plans to/from the Orlando area. All turbine-powered aircraft should file the appropriate ORL/ISM IFR arrival routes from the Florida Panhandle. ATC will issue reroutes to aircraft not filed as requested.
To expedite IFR departures, all aircraft capable of over-water flight should file one of the prescribed routes that will take them north or west. Aircraft should not request IFR clearance from ORL more than 30 minutes prior to their estimated time of departure. At ISM, the clearance window is 15 minutes before estimated departure.
Additionally, ground procedures have been established at MCO and ORL that are delineated in the Domestic Notice. If you are involved in flight demonstration with the event, those procedures and routes are likewise spelled out. FBO information for ORL, MCO and ISM are also available. Finally, departure procedures for ORL, MCO, SFB and ISM are available. Operators should review them ahead of time to ensure proper filing and planning.
Downloadable Procedure Cards
In order to assist operators in pre-planning for arrival and departure at ORL and departure from ISM the following documents have been created by NBAA Air Traffic Services.
Refer to NOTAMs and a flight service facility for the most up-to-date information.
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