Volume 10 | Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
Bedminster Temporary Flight Restriction Refresher
Welcome back to ARINCDirect Jump Seat . This week, we’re examining how Presidential movements impact aviation in the Bedminster, NJ area.
Over the past few years, we have seen the President switch between winter and summer Presidential retreats. This is particularly important in aviation, because wherever the President goes, a temporary flight restriction (TFR) follows. During the summer, we can expect that the President will continue visiting his retreat in the Bedminster, NJ area.  

The President’s arrival in the NYC metro area can certainly impact the already challenging traffic situation in that area. There are some changes to procedures that can be expected for both arrival and departure out of the New York metro area airports. When operating in and out of the New York area airports during a Presidential TFR, it’s recommended to carry extra fuel and to be prepared to fly non-standard routing.

General aviation aircraft arriving into the satellite airports around the New York metro area (including arrivals to KTEB), may see lengthy reroutes to avoid the TFR. In past years, the JAIKE3 arrival from the south has not been available. Traffic has in turn been forced over the LVZ4 arrival to the north west. The LVZ4 procedure starts over JHW, in western New York. 
Much like arriving into New York, departing is also met with some unusual procedures. In the past couple of years with the Bedminster TFR in place, departures to the west have been restricted. As a result, operators cannot file over the departure fixes: ZIMMZ, NEWEL, LANNA, PARKE or BIGGY. This forces all of the traffic over either the northern departure gates (COATE, NEION, and GAYEL) or the southern departure gates (WHITE and DIXIE). During this situation, the FAA recommends operators file low-level playbook routes, like the SERMN SOUTH or the PHLYER SOUTH. These standard reroutes help traffic flow through the New York TRACON and New York Center area. The catch to filing one of these routes, though, is that you must be prepared to fly the whole route at 6,000 ft.

With the Bedminster TFR active, the airspace can be even further constrained by afternoon thunderstorms. This gives us more reasons for carrying extra fuel. Working tactically with air traffic control and being willing to fly nonstandard routing may open up some additional options. As always, if you need support or have any questions about possible routings or restrictions associated with the presidential TFR, please contact an ARINCDirect Flight Coordinator. Flight Coordinators are available 24/7 from anywhere in the world at 410-266-2266.
Did you know?
  • TFRs can be overlaid on the SkyVector map or the iPad-app map, along with the planned route. By clicking into the map, “Temporary Flight Restrictions” can be added in the top right corner within layers. This allows users to visually see where TFRs may occur along routes or over airports. Hovering the mouse over the TFR (or tapping in the app), displays the NOTAM number and effective times.
  • The PERTI (Planning, Execution, Review, Training, and Improvement) Plan is available when planning a flight that departs from or lands at an airport in CONUS. This report, issued by the FAA and ATC, highlights weather and traffic concerns for the next day. To access, click on this link within the Create FPL page:
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