The Superbowl on a Private Jet
The Superbowl is traditionally one of the most highly attended events for private aviation. In years past, congestion leading up to and especially immediately after the game itself has been extremely dense with delays of up to 3hrs. This year, the game is held smack in the middle of some of the most densely flown airways on the eastern seaboard. Thankfully, the weather is not supposed to play a large factor in either the game or travel to/from Teterboro airport. Still, with so many aircraft coming to the game, the FAA has ruled that reservations are required from Jan 29 through Feb 4 at Teterboro and many of the surrounding general aviation airports, such as Westchester County, Morristown Municipal, and Caldwell Airport. No flight operations will be allowed at these airports unless prior reservations have been made and approved. Much cooperative planning between the FAA, TSA, and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has taken place in the months leading up to the Superbowl to allow so many corporate jets to arrive/depart in such a short window. I invite anyone interested to watch the spike of aircraft arrivals and departures at Teterboro Airport HERE and Morristown Municipal Airport HERE. Additionally, you can hear the rapid fire ATC professionals in the Teterboro Tower HERE.
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