A President of the United States (POTUS) TFR for Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and the surrounding area will be in effect any time President Donald Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, FL. The TFR will be activated via NOTAM.
- The POTUS TFR will consist of a 10 nm inner core and a 30 nm outer core from the surface to 17,999 feet, near PBI.
- When the TFR is active, all operations will be prohibited in the 10 nm inner core of the TFR, except:
- POTUS aircraft
- Military aircraft supporting the U.S. Secret Service
- Approved law enforcement, air ambulance, and firefighting operations
- Scheduled commercial and cargo flights under TSA Standard Security Programs
- General aviation aircraft using specific gateway airport screening procedures, which will be outlined in the TFRs
- Arrival/inbound gateway screening locations are:
- Orlando International Airport (MCO) – Signature, Atlantic Aviation
- Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) – Shelt Air
- Westchester County White Plains Airport (HPN)– Taxi Way Charlie
- Teterboro Airport (TEB) – The TSA has been rotating the FBO used for gateway clearance from TEB each time they issue a new Palm Beach TFR. Operators should check the VIP TFR page for details for each TFR.
- Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) – Dulles Jet Center, Signature Flight Support, Jet Aviation
- Departure/outbound gateway screening is available at the following PBI locations:
- Signature Flight Support
- Jet Aviation
- Atlantic Aviation
- Gateway screening is provided between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. local time.
- Operators must register with the TSA for gateway screening at least 24 hours prior to departure by calling 561-616-9650.
- Operational procedures include:
- Continuous radio contact with ATC
- Continuous squawk of ATC-assigned discrete code
- No intermediate stops unless an emergency exists
Aside from arrival and departure traffic to PBI, other aircraft operations within the 10 nm inner core will be impacted when the TFR is in active.
- At PBI:
- No practice approaches
- No coastline traffic
- Adjusted departure headings for Runway 10L/10R/14 will be in place to avoid a buffer zone
- All general aviation arrivals must use Runway 32
- Arrivals on Runway 28R will be on a modified flight path
- At Lantana (Palm Beach County Park) Airport (LNA):
- No operations except arrivals from gateway airports
- Options to allow limited operations are being reviewed
- At Gwinn Airport (06FA):
- Flight testing is restricted
In the 10-30 nm outer ring of the TFR, the follow policies apply:
- Outer ring traffic is limited to aircraft arriving to or departing from local airports
- Overflights may be approved based on ATC workload and other conditions
- Aircraft may not loiter and must fly point-to-point:
- On an aircraft flight plan (IFR or VFR)
- Squawking ATC-assigned discrete code
- Remain in radio contact with ATC
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) and Stuart Airport (SUA) will also have modifications to VFR operations only.
- At FXE and SUA, VFR flights will be allowed a 2 nm cutout to the outer core.
- Do not enter the TFR unless you are in positive contact with ATC – pattern aircraft should remain outside the TFR if uncertain of positive contact.
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