Flying private to the Super Bowl: Here’s what you need to know
Taking a private jet to the Super Bowl presents a unique challenge, given the surge in air traffic that comes with America’s most significant sporting weekend. Special regulations are put in place for the event. These include mandates for private pilots to secure takeoff and landing slots, along with adherence to temporary flight restrictions imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before, during, and after the game. As experts in private aviation, JetFlo takes a look at the unique challenges and regulations imposed by this mammoth event.
Special air traffic procedures to minimize delays and ensure safety are outlined in the Federal Aviation Administration’s special Super Bowl procedures. These procedures will be in effect for the following airports:
- Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)
- North Las Vegas Airport (VGT)
- Henderson Executive Airport (HND)
- Boulder City Airport (BVU)
A reservation program to facilitate aircraft parking at the following Las Vegas-area airports will be in effect from Feb. 7 through Feb. 13. Pilots should contact the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at their airport to obtain reservations and additional information.
Temporary flight restrictions (TFR)
Due to its political, economic, social and religious significance, the FAA imposes restrictions on flying before and after the game. The FAA expects the TFR will be active from 2:30 – 8:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, Feb. 11. The TFR will have a 10-nautical-mile inner core and a 30-nautical-mile outer ring. The TFR will not affect regularly scheduled commercial flights in and out of Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport. Emergency medical, public safety, and military aircraft may enter the TFR in coordination with air traffic control.
Heavy traffic expected
As the primary hub for private jets in the city, Harry Reid Airport faces a surge in demand, particularly for Sunday night take-offs post the Super Bowl match. Anticipating over 1,000 private luxury aircraft arrivals and departures during the days surrounding the Super Bowl, some news outlets have highlighted the tiny number of landing slots remain available.
The congestion at Harry Reid Airport and neighbouring executive jet strips, including North Las Vegas and Henderson, is further compounded by the concurrent hosting of the LIV Golf tournament at the Las Vegas Country Club in the lead-up to the Super Bowl. Additionally, the NFL has reserved slots for teams and owners, intensifying the competition for limited availability.
In this intricate web of Super Bowl logistics, JetFlo stands as your trusted aviation partner. We understand the challenges associated with private jet travel during high-profile events. Whether you have queries or require assistance in planning your journey to the Super Bowl, our dedicated team is ready to ensure a smooth and unforgettable experience.