TFRs in Place for Pope's U.S. Visit

Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

The FAA has issued flight advisories detailing temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) in the vicinities of New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., to enable Pope Francis' scheduled visits to each city.

The FAA has issued a flight advisory for the papal visit to Washington, D.C., September 22-24. It alerts pilots that notams will be issued to modify the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area and Flight Restricted Zone with additional flight restrictions. The modifications will include the suspension of most flight waivers to operate within the flight restricted zone and Prohibited Area P-56.

The flight advisory also notes that "absolutely no drones are permitted within the Washington D.C. temporary flight restrictions."