Aerial view of the Reno-Stead Airport taken from an aircraft flying overhead.

Information for pilots and users of Reno-Stead Airport.

Football and TFRs

When we get back into the air again we will find that the football season is well under way. The FAA Safety Team has sent out a notice reminding pilots that there are Stadium TFRs in effect above all Division I and Professional games in progress. The catch is that it is up to you as the pilot to know which stadiums have games and when they are playing.

Here is the FAA Notice:

Football and TFRs!
Notice Number: NOTC3215

The FAA would like to remind pilots to check for Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) now that the Division I and Professional Football Seasons have gotten into full swing.

Blanket NOTAM 9/5151 is in place; however, due to the ever changing times and locations of games it is impossible to publish anything more specific. Blanket NOTAM 9/5151 addresses the requirements for a TFR to be activated for sporting events, but it is incumbent upon the pilot to know if his route of flight will be affected.

Flight Service can only refer pilots to the NOTAM since they have no way of knowing if games were delayed, in overtime, or cancelled. Air Traffic will ensure IFR flights are clear of TFR airspace, but VFR pilots are only advised on a time permitting basis, unless they ask.

This web site,, gives the TFR locations on a map, among other neat information for pilots.