Canada Vs. U.S. On Airspace Security
The FAA has also published an updated NOTAM for Super Bowl XL, to be held in Detroit on Feb. 5. This new version corrects an earlier one that said reservations would be required for nearby airports. There won't be a reservation program, but arrival and departure routes must be adhered to, ground delays may be implemented for traffic management, and a TFR will be in effect. But that TFR stops at the Canadian border. "Canada has maintained a commonsense approach on this and won't implement super-sized flight restrictions during a sporting event," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "There's a lesson there." Canada has adopted the approach that AOPA has been urging on U.S. security officials, Boyer said. "Analyze the threat and the risk, and impose only the necessary and reasonable restrictions to counter the threat."