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2010 Olympic Games TFR Airspace Symposiums - Comprehensive Briefing
The U.S. & Canadian TFR airspace requirements for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Check current NOTAMS for latest information.
Date and Time:
Tuesday, November 10, 2009, starting at 18:30 Download Calendar File
Nav Canada, FAA, NORAD
Brief Description:
The Winter Olympic Games will be held in Vancouver, BC Canada from January 29 thru March 24, 2010. Strict airspace and security requirements have been established for this event. Additional symposium dates: December 2, 2009, Bellingham, WA - WWU campus & December 3, 2009, Museum of Flight. See FAASafety.gov for symposium information.
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Location of Seminar:
Museum of Flight
9404 E Marginal Way S

Seattle, WA 98108
Directions to Venue:
Northbound I-5:  Exit 156 Tukwila/W. Marginal Way. Follow signs to the museum. Southbound I-5:  Take exit 158 toward E. Marginal Way.  Follow signs to museum.  Directions to all symposiums are found under "Events and Seminars" on www.FAASafety.gov.
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Fly-in Seminar?:
280 seats at the facility, 201 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
FAA Safety Team
Contact Information:
Minard Thompson
Phone: 425-227-1027
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

The FAA Safety Team would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Museum of Flight for its continuous support of the FAA's Safety Programs and tonight's event!  Additionally, our appreciation to the Port of Bellingham for sponsoring and the Western Washington University for hosting the airspace symposium in Bellingham, WA on December 2, 2009.

The Winter Olympic Games will be held this coming January 29 thru March 24, 2010 and the airspace around Vancouver, BC will be very restricted.  Some of the airspace restriction is in the northern part of Washington State and could quite possibly have an impact on your winter flying activities.  All of the restricted airspace will be monitored and protected by NORAD fighters and helicopters from Canada and the U.S.  To fly within the TFR pilots will have to comply with all of the extensive airspace restrictions and requirements.

This approximately two-hour briefing will be conducted by Nav Canada, FAA Special Operations Security, NORAD and Flight Service.  Additionally, if you have specific questions that need to be addressed by SEA Center, Seattle Approach Control, Whidbey Approach Control, Western Air Defense Sector or Customs and Border Protection, there will be representatives from each of these entities to answer your questions.

There are special procedures and transponder codes for the "fringe airports".  These special procedures will enhance your ability to fly to and from seven airfields that are on the southern edge of the TFR.

The Canadian AIP Supplement is located at:  http://www.navcanada.ca/NavCanada.asp?Language=en&Content=ContentDefinitionFiles%5CVancouver2010%5Cdefault.xml
The U.S. NOTAM for the TFR is located at:  http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html 

Driving instructions to Museum of Flight:
Northbound I-5:  Exit 156 Tukwila/W. Marginal Way. Take the Tukwila Int'l Blvd N. Exit. Merge onto Pacific Hwy S/Tukwila Int'l Blvd. Pacific Hwy S. becomes E. Marginal Way S.  End at 9404 E. Marginal Way S. Southbound I-5:  Take exit 158 toward E. Marginal Way.  Keep right at the fork to go onto S. Boeing Access Road.  Turn slight right onto E. Marginal Way S. End at 9404 E. Marginal Way S.

Driving instructions to Western Washington University Campus location: 
Western Washington University: Main Campus, 516 High St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5996
From I-5 northbound take exit 252 for Samish Way towards WWU.  Slight left at S. Samish Way.  Turn left at Abbott Street.  Take the first right onto E. Laurel Street.  Turn left at Indian Street/Indian Terrace.  Slight left at High Street.  High Street turns into Highland Drive.  Turn left at West College Way and follow it to East College Way.  The symposium is being held in Building 50, West Wing, Room 204. 

This is your opportunity to learn how to navigate in and around this restricted airspace.  Bring your questions!

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Pilot Deviations - Airspace