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NOTAM/TFR Issued for Knoxville, TN - 1/9 (aka no fly zone - including radio control)

BridgeInspector

Flite Test Groupie
#1
Just received this via email. President is in town Friday so I can not fly.

A FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for the greater Knoxville, TN metropolitan area for Friday, 1/9, from 11:30a until 4:30p EST. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited within the 30nm circles for the specific times listed below. Control Line and Free Flight modelers should use discretion when operating within the TFR. 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 at: www.modelaircraft.org/membership/clubs/notams.aspx or on your cell phone at: Twitter.com/amagov.

See the link to the TFR below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions:

Map View of the Affected Area

View the TFR in Google Earth
(Open the KML file or download and open in Google Earth)

Area 1 (1/9, 11:30a – 12:30p EST)
(30nm radius from Latitude: 35º48'36"N, Longitude: 83º59'44"W)
Area 2 (1/9, 11:30a – 12:30p EST)
(10nm radius from Latitude: 35º48'36"N, Longitude: 83º59'44"W)
Area 3 (1/9, 12:00p – 2:15p EST)
(30nm radius from Latitude: 35º56'05"N, Longitude: 84º08'41"W)
Area 4 (1/9, 12:00p – 2:15p EST)
(10nm radius from Latitude: 35º56'05"N, Longitude: 84º08'41"W)
Area 5 (1/9, 1:30p – 3:30p EST)
(30nm radius from Latitude: 36º05'15"N, Longitude: 84º07'41"W)
Area 6 (1/9, 1:30p – 3:30p EST)
(10nm radius from Latitude: 36º05'15"N, Longitude: 84º07'41"W)
Area 7 (1/9, 3:15p – 4:30p EST)
(30nm radius from Latitude: 35º48'36"N, Longitude: 83º59'44"W)
Area 8 (1/9, 3:15p – 4:30p EST)
(10nm radius from Latitude: 35º48'36"N, Longitude: 83º59'44"W)
TFR - 5/0872

Regards

Government Relations Support Team


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In a security zone (Temporary Flight Restriction – TFR) those monitoring the airspace must be able to tell friend from foe and in the case of unmanned aircraft there currently is no definitive way of making this distinction. It is also necessary to clear the security zone as much as possible to allow intercept forces to transit safely through the airspace. As such, the current procedure is to ground all nonessential air operations within the TFR. This includes unmanned aircraft, radio control model aircraft and all other aero sport activity.
AMA is currently working with FAA’s Special Operations Security division along with the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the other sport aviation groups in an effort to obtain relief for our members and the aero sport community in general.
In this effort, AMA achieved a small victory by gaining clarification regarding the intent of the restrictions. Previously the NOTAMs spoke to prohibiting “model aircraft” operations within the TFR. This left unclear whether this included control line and free flight activities. AMA sought clarification from the FAA Special Operations Security Center (SOSC) and was able to get this issue resolved. The language in TFRs now refers to “radio control model aircraft”, a small concession but a step in the right direction. AMA has also been successful in obtaining waivers for MA activities when short notice TFRs conflict with high-profile events.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the federal government and national security the wheels turn very slowly. AMA suspects it may be some time before we see any significant relief, and we may not see any real change until there is a change for the better in the global political environment.
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makattack

Winter is coming
Moderator
Mentor
#2
Yep, I get these on occasion. Not just for Air Force One, but also got it during other high profile events. Last one I remember was for an Air Force promotional video where F-15's were flying over some landmarks around Boston including sports stadiums.
 

VolksRocket

Rocket Scientist
#5
Free Fly Zone!

Hi,

It all comes down to responsible flying.....follow the basic safety guidelines for the vehicle you are flying and there will never be a problem.....or fine! If their is, SUE the crap out of them to protect YOUR RIGHT to YOUR AIRSPACE!

If elected President of the United States, we will have RC day once a week at the White House!

Sincerely and Respectfully,
Terry W. Wheelock
Independent Candidate for President of the United States 2016
Vote! WHEELOCK! 2016