Flying To The Super Bowl?

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If your company is planning to fly the boss or a party of favorites to the Feb. 1, 2004, Super Bowl game in Houston, be aware that not only will you have to deal with a Special Traffic Management Program (STMP), but you'll also be dealing with a security-based Temporary Flight Restriction. The STMP itself is pretty normal, given the amount of non-scheduled traffic events like this attract. And, of course, everyone wants to leave at the same time, right after the game. The STMP, coupled with the likely TFR -- AVweb hasn't seen it yet and doesn't know when we will -- can only make things much more complicated than they need to be. Our advice? Buy the boss one of those new digital flat-panel TVs and park the airplane.