What is a TFR?

June, 1, 2020 by

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is a type of Notices to Airmen (NOTAM). A TFR defines an area restricted to air travel due to a special event, or a general warning for the entire airspace and it provides critical airport information. The text of the actual TFR contains the fine points of the restriction.

Here is a step by step guide on how to interact with the TFRs, in-app, as a pilot or controller.

  1. Open your map
  2. Find the bold red circle on the map
  3. Tap on the circle
  4. Then tap on the TFR name to bring up the TFR information

After you’ve opened up the information successfully you’ll be able to read the pertinent information provided.

It’s important to abide by what the TFR says because it may or may not be enforced by reporting by ATC on Expert. Here is a few common restriction examples.

  • Specific aircraft restrictions
  • Runway closures
  • Airport closures
  • Special event procedures in use
Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. โ€” More