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DATE: Mar-27-2018

Special Air Traffic Procedures will be enforced in the San Antonio, TX area due to the NCAA Division I Final Four Men’s Basketball Tournament taking place from March 29 -April 2.

 

This following NOTAM is available on the NBAA Final Four webpage:

https://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/regional/ncaa-final-four/

 

2018 NCAA MEN’S FINAL FOUR AIR TRAFFIC PROCEDURES

 

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

 

March 28-April 3, 2018


In anticipation of a large number of aircraft operating in the San Antonio, Texas area during the NCAA
Men’s Final Four, the following special air traffic procedures will be used to minimize air traffic delays and 
enhance safety: Due to the high volume of air traffic in the San Antonio area, intended arrival and departure 
times must be provided to your FBO for, non-scheduled air carrier, IFR and VFR, arrivals and departures.  
This will include KSAT, KSSF and KSKF.  
Standard FAA traffic management initiatives will be implemented when demand exceeds capacity.

 

VFR SAN ANTONIO TERMINAL AREA OPERATIONS

 

Class C airspace requirements apply. Contact San Antonio Approach Control a minimum of 10 miles from entering Class C airspace on the following frequencies: 127.1 arriving from the NORTH thru EAST, 128.05 arriving from the EAST thru SOUTH, 125.7 arriving from the

SOUTH thru WEST, 125.1 arriving from the WEST thru NORTH.  VFR arrivals can expect lengthy delays outside San Antonio Class C airspace during peak traffic periods. Formation flights, practice approaches, touch and go operations are prohibited within the San Antonio terminal area.  VFR advisory service within the San Antonio terminal area will be on a workload-permitting basis.  Class C violators will be aggressively pursued.

 

SAN ANTONIO AREA AIRPORTS

 

SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KSAT)

 

 KSAT Airport Authority will monitor arrival and departure requests from March 28-April 3, the days leading up to and including the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four. Contact an FBO to make your arrival and departure arrangements.

 

FBO’s

Million Air                                  210-828-8181

                                                                                    Signature                                   210-828-0551

                                                                                                                    210-625-9100

                                                                    Sky Place                                  210-805-3130

 

 

The FAA Airport Traffic Control Tower/Approach Control at KSAT is operational 24 hours a day.

 

PRIMARY FREQUENCIES:

 

KSAT  ATCT - (Radio Call "SAN ANTONIO TOWER")

119.8

KSAT  Ground Control

121.9

KSAT  Clearance Delivery

126.7

KSAT  ATIS

118.9

 

 

 


STINSON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (KSSF)

 

Contact local FBO for arrival and departure arrangements.

 

FBO

                                                                    Gate One                                  210-922-1203

 

 

KSSF Airport Traffic Control Tower operational hours:  0700-2200 LOCAL TIME 

                                                                                                                         (1200-0300 UTC)

 

FREQUENCIES:

 

KSSF  ATCT - (Radio Call "STINSON TOWER")

1 18.2

KSSF Ground Control

121.7

KSSF Clearance Delivery

           After Hours Clearance Delivery

121.7  

 

 KSSF ATIS

128.8

 

KELLY FIELD AIRPORT (KSKF)

 

Contact local FBO for arrival and departure arrangements.

 

FBO

                                                                   Atlantic Aviation                                   210-921-6100 

 

The Airport Traffic Control Tower is operational 24 hours a day.

 

FREQUENCIES:

 

KSKF ATCT-(Radio Call “KELLY TOWER”)

124.3

KSKF Ground Control  

121.8

KSKF ATIS

120.45

 

NEW BRAUNFELS REGIONAL AIRPORT (KBAZ)

 

KBAZ Contract Airport Traffic Control Tower operational hours:  0700-1900 LOCAL TIME

                                                                                                                                     (1200-0000 UTC)

                                                                                                       FBO

                                                                Terminal Flight                                     830-221-4290

 

FREQUENCIES:

 

KBAZ  ATCT- (Radio  Call "NEW BRAUNFELS TOWER")

127.05

KBAZ  Ground Control

120.175

KBAZ Clearance Delivery

       when KBAZ Tower closed  contact SAT APCH phone

134.75

210-805-5516

KBAZ  ATIS

119.325

KBAZ  ATIS/AWOS

119.325

 

AFSS

 

San Angelo Flight Service

122.2 or 122.6

 

 

ARRIVALS

 

IFR ARRIVALS

 

IFR arrivals should expect sequencing to a standard instrument approach or straight in visual approach. Do not cancel IFR in an attempt to obtain more expedited handling.

 

 

San Antonio area airports not serviced by an Airport Traffic Control Tower or aircraft cancelling IFR after hours, may contact San Antonio Approach at 210-805-5516.

 

PREFERRED IFR ARRIVAL ROUTINGS

 

Please listen to the ATIS for Runway in use.

 

Inbound direction

Arrival/Route to File/Expect

Northeast/East 

MARCS ONE or BRAUN TWO

Northwest/West

CENTERPOINT TWO or STONEWALL ONE

Southwest/ Southeast

LEMIG ONE

 

 

AFTER TOUCHDOWN:

 

After clearing the runway, you will be directed to contact San Antonio Ground on frequency 121.9.  Do not stop unless giving way to other aircraft or vehicles.  Advise San Antonio Ground of your parking destination.

 

IFR DEPARTURE

 

Confirm your departure date and time with FBO upon arrival or as soon as possible.  Standard FAA traffic management initiatives will be implemented when demand exceeds capacity.

 

 

San Antonio a rea airports NOT serviced by a n Airport Traffic Control Tower, or pilots requesting clearance after hours, may contact San Antonio Approach at 210-805-5516 or on the above listed after hours’ frequencies.

 

Piston prop aircraft should expect 070 or 080 as a final altitude and request higher altitude with

Houston ARTCC, or Austin Approach, as appropriate.

 

Turboprops expect 100 or 110 as an interim altitude and request higher with Houston ARTCC. 

 

Note:  Please ensure that the correct ICAO format is utilized when filing your flight plan. Flight plans without the correct ICAO RNAV designators will be assigned conventional procedures.

 

 

Aircraft filed out of KSAT, KSSF, and KBAZ should file on of the following preferred routes:

 

JETS AND TURBOPROPS

 

NORTH

ALAMO TWO DEPARTURE(GOBBY,AGJ,HENLY,JUMBO)

NORTHWEST/WEST (RNAV)

ALISS FIVE DEPARTURE

NORTHWEST/WEST

LEJON FOUR DEPARTURE

EAST (RNAV)

DIRECT CHURN THEN DIRECT WEMAR THEN NEXT FIX

EAST (NON-RNAV)

V198 SEEDS THEN NEXT FIX

SOUTHWEST (RNAV)

MILET FOUR DEPARTURE

SOUTHEAST (RNAV)

THREE RIVERS FOUR DEPARTURE

SOUTH (NON-RNAV)

BOWIE SEVEN DEPARTURE 

( LAREDO OR CORPUS CHRISTI TRANSITION)

 

PROPS

 

PROPS FILE SAME AS ABOVE UNLESS DEPARTING IN THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS:

 

NORTHEAST

V550 TO CWK THEN NEXT FIX

WEST

DIRECT HDO OR UVA THEN NEXT FIX

 

 

KSKF:

 

 

Aircraft filed out of KSKF should file one of the following preferred routes:

 

 

ROUTES:

 

JETS AND TURBOPROPS:

 

EAST/NORTHEAST

DIRECT CHURN WEMAR THEN NEXT FIX

NORTH

DIRECT HENLY or GOBBY THEN NEXT FIX

NORTHWEST/WEST

DIRECT TATAR LEJON THEN NEXT FIX

SOUTHWEST

V17  MILET THEN NEXT FIX

SOUTHEAST

DIRECT YENNS THX THEN NEXT FIX

 

PROPS:

PROPS FILE SAME ABOVE UNLESS DEPARTING IN THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS:

 

NORTHEAST

DIRECT SAT V550 CWK THEN NEXT FIX

WEST

DIRECT HDO or UVA THEN NEXT FIX

 

 

KSAT:

 

Engine Start-up and Taxi

 

All departing aircraft contact clearance delivery on 126.7, except PDC/CPDLC equipped aircraft.  Advise if IFR or VFR, where you are parked, and ATIS code.  Pilots are requested to delay engine start-up until you have your clearance and just immediately before taxi.

 

DO NOT CALL GROUND CONTROL TO TAXI until you can exit parking for the taxiway.

 

DO NOT CALL THE TOWER FOR DEPARTURE until you are in the number one position for the runway.

 

 

 

 

VFR DEPARTURES/IFR PICKUPS

 

Due to the high volume of traffic, VFR departures should not expect to obtain an IFR clearance within 200 NM of KSAT. 

IFR OVERFLIGHTS

 

IFR overflights below 14,000 feet MSL expect routing to avoid the San Antonio area.

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

CUSTOMS

 

US Customs service is available at KSAT only.  US Customs ramp is located northwest of the Taxiway R and D intersection.

 

 

OVERFLOW PARKING AREAS

Due to the large amount of traffic associated with the NCAA Men’s Final Four, the San Antonio International Airport may designate taxiways or alternative ramp areas as an aircraft overflow parking area.  When directed to an overflow parking area, please follow instructions.