What are TFRs?
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 hazardous
condition, a special event, or a general warning for the entire FAA
airspace. The text of the actual TFR contains the fine points of the
How do I operate the TFR site?
Note: After selecting an item in a drop down, one must click 'GO' beside
the drop down to refresh the List Page.
The List Page lists all active TFRs, with some summary information. The
page provides drop down lists to limit the number of TFRs shown by Center,
State, or Type. The detail of the TFR can be viewed by clicking on the TFR
itself, which takes one to the Detail Page.
The Detail Page shows the actual text of the NOTAM along with a small
graphic. A larger printable graphic can be viewed by clicking on the
Graphic Page (Map):
The Graphic Page allows the user to access a dynamic map of all TFRs, along
with some background or orienting data layers. The controls at the top and
right allow the user to zoom, pan, and turn on additional layers. The list
below the map shows a summary of all TFRs at the United States view, or it
shows a list of TFRs within the map's current view.
Note: After selecting a control like zoom or pan, one must click the map to
cause an action to occur. Also, one can hold down the left mouse button on
the map and drag the mouse after pressing zoom, to draw a box, which the
map will change its view to that box. Finally, after selecting an item in a
drop down box or a layer to turn on/off, one must click 'GO' or 'Update
The Search Page allows the user to choose an airport or choose to/from
airports. The map will zoom to either the single airport or the area
between the to/from airports. The corresponding airport(s) will be
displayed on the map also.
Note: After entering airports one must click the appropriate 'Zoom To' box
view the map