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Super Bowl 50  -  Letter to Airmen:

For more information see !FDC NOTAM 06/5025 ZOA

San Francisco Metropolitan Area airports - Restricted Parking and Reservation System Notice - Vaild: February 4-9, 2016

Due to the high volume of air traffic anticipated during the Super Bowl activities, a ramp reservation is required for arrivals and departures, including drop and go’s to and from the San Francisco metropolitan area airports between Thursday, February 4, 2016, 1400 UTC and Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 0200 UTC. Regularly scheduled air carriers and aircraft operating under Title 14, Chapter 1, Subchapter G, Part 121 are exempt from the advisory.


Napa County (APC) - -Buchanan Field (CCR) - Hollister Municipal Airport (CVH) - Hayward Executive (HWD) - Livermore Municipal (LVK) - Monterey Regional (MRY) - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK)

Palo Alto (PAO) - Reid-Hillview of Santa Clara County (RHV) - Stockton Metropolitan (SCK) - San Francisco International (SFO) - Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International (SJC) - Salinas Municipal (SNS)

San Carlos (SQL) - Charles M. Schulz—Sonoma County (STS) - Watsonville Municipal (WVI)


For arrival and departure ramp reservations at an airport, contact your preferred FBO or Airport Authority for airports without based FBO’s.

When you make your reservation you will receive a reservation number. Enter this number in the remarks section of your flight plan in and out bound. Use the reservation time as your proposed departure time when you file your IFR flight plan out of the San Francisco Metropolitan area. File flight plans IAW published routes during the February 4th -8th time frame, see Special NOTAMS for TFR and special routing information. Operators participating in this reservation system will be handled as expeditiously as possible as conditions permit, to best meet reservation times.


Parking is expected to be very limited at all surrounding airports in the San Francisco metropolitan area. 

Operators without reservations should plan on extensive delays in and out of the area.V


VFR PILOT CLARIFICATION: The Super Bowl 50 reservation system is not being used for VFR air traffic reservations. However, the airport may have more stringent requirements due to limited ramp space and resources. Please contact Airport Authorities where you are based and if further clarification is needed, you may contact Tonya Patterson at SJC Tower or Tom Pactol with Northern California TRACON. Numbers are listed below in the links section under facilities.

Reservation Coordinators

T. Pactol, T. Patterson


Quick Contacts

Bill Ruggiero - Deputy Director System Operations - William.Ruggiero@faa.gov

Michael Robbins – Oakland ARTCC POC -  Michael.Robbins@faa.gov

Tom Pactol – Northern California TRACON Traffic Management Officer Pactol  - Tom.Pactol@faa.gov

Tonya Patterson – San Jose Air Traffic Control Tower Manager - Tonya.Patterson@faa.gov

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