Details of Oct. 29 Orlando TFR Outline Impact of Presidential Visit on Aviation Traffic

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360,

Washington, DC, October 26, 2012 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today confirmed the following impacts on Orlando-area aviation traffic that are anticipated as a result of a visit by President Obama to Orlando on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012:

  • For Orlando Executive Airport (ORL):
       o A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) will be in place, under which all operations will be prohibited between 10:55 AM ET – 3:00 PM ET.
  • For Orlando International Airport (MCO):
       o Business aviation operations will be allowed to land on the west runway complex, if the airport is on a north flow (arrivals coming from the south).
       o If winds dictate a south flow for MCO (arrivals coming from the north), then business aviation flights may need to divert to    Sanford International Airport (SFB) or Kissimmee Airport (ISM) if air traffic control is not able to accommodate non-standard arrivals operating to the RWY 18R/L.
       o All operations will be suspended during Air Force One arrival and departure.
  • For Sanford International Airport (SFB):
       o There will be no anticipated restrictions to any operations.

  • For Kissimmee Airport (ISM):
       o There will be no anticipated restrictions for arriving RWY 33 or departing RWY 15.

Operators desiring to land at Orlando Executive (ORL) must alter arrival times to before 10:55 AM ET – 3:00 PM ET, or be prepared to be held en route or diverted. In addition, as always, Presidential TFRs are subject to starting earlier or ending later than at currently scheduled times.

NBAA recommends that an operator needing to arrive in Orlando between 10:55 AM ET – 3:00 PM ET on Monday, Oct. 29 plan to utilize either Sanford International (SFB), Kissimmee (ISM), or Orlando International (MCO) airports.

NBAA will continue to stay in close touch with government agencies to ensure that the industry has up-to-the-minute information. As always, NBAA Members and other operators should check NOTAMS before operating.

Review the latest NOTAM.

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