Super Bowl Sunday Means Special Flight Rules For Las Vegas


If you’ve got your tickets lined up for the Big Game—or maybe if you’re just planning to visit Sin City for some leisurely slot play next weekend—the FAA has some sage advice on flying anywhere near Las Vegas between Feb. 7 – 12. Due to this year’s National Football League championship Super Bowl LVIII kicking off at 3:30 PST on Sunday, Feb. 11, there will be special air traffic procedures in place for the dates listed. Check for updates on a Notam for the Las Vegas area pertaining to incoming air traffic for game weekend.

The FAA has established a Super Bowl webpage that the agency will update in the run-up to the event. The special procedures will affect Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (KLAS), North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Henderson Executive Airport (KHND) and Boulder City Airport (KBVU). All four airports will have parking reservation programs in place and pilots should contact their FBO of choice for information on reservations.

There will be a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over Allegiant Stadium that will be in effect from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. local time on game day. The TFR will include the usual 10- and 30-NM inner/outer rings centered over the Super Bowl site.

The FAA also notes that Super Bowl LVIII, as a National Security Special Event, is a “No Drone Zone,” and “additional unmanned aircraft restrictions will be in place before, during and after the game,” according to the agency.

Mark Phelps
Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.


  1. Parking reservations. I just wonder how much they are charging during the time frame. As opposed to the rest of the year.

    • I heard this week that BVU is charging 2K for overnight parking – which doesn’t include any additional FBO or servicing fees – and 1K for drop-offs. VGT probably exceeds that and HND and LAS will be astronomical. Mesquite may also be a viable option for some folks as well.

    • For Henderson and N. Las Vegas airports, the airport web sites list the following for the period Feb 7-11:
      Group 1 Aircraft 1251sf 3000sf = $3000