All IRCC Pilots,
As expected, the FAA has recently issued a NOTAM (Notice To Airmen) of Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR’s) during the upcoming Republican National Convention being held in Tampa August 26 – 30th. Temporary Flight Restrictions are scheduled each of these days in which flight activities (including Model Aviation) will be affected. Beginning Monday August 27th, the “restricted” airspace will extend 30 nautical miles in all directions of Peter O Knight Airport which puts the IRCC flying field on the very outer edge of the restricted area. For this reason, the field will be closed to all flight activities during the following times.
Sun August 26th – Not Affected
Mon August 27th – 12:00PM – 11:59PM
Tue August 28th – 4:00PM – 11:59PM
Wed August 29th – 4:00PM – 11:59PM
Thu August 30th – 4:00PM – 11:59PM
Notices will be posted at the field this week as a reminder. Also, since TFR’s, as noted below, can change with very short notification I will do my best to monitor this closely and let you know of any changes as soon as they are made available.
Your attention and cooperation is greatly appreciated!
David A. Raff
President – IRCC
From the AMA:
A National Special Security Event Flight Advisory has been issued for Tampa, Fl and the the greater Tampa Bay area beginning Sunday, 8/26 and continuing until Thursday, 8/30. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be issuing Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR’s) in support of the Republican National Convention taking place in this area. The Flight Advisory and subsequent TFRs are issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area and are designed to provide a safe and secure environment for the event. Outdoor RC model aircraft operations will be prohibited within the limits of the TFRs for the specific times listed. Please note that TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information. Timely alerts are also available on the web or on your cell phone at: Twitter.com/amagov.