What is a TFR?
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What is a TFR?
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A TFR is a Temporary Flight Restriction and is an area of airspace that the FAA can designate as restricted. The FAA defines TFRs as "an area restricted to air travel due to a hazardous condition, a special event, or a general warning for the entire FAA airspace." A common TFR is for when the President or Vice President are in areas outside of the Washington D.C. When the President travels around the country there is a 30 nautical mile TFR around him at each location. The Vice President typically has a 3 nautical mile TFR. Another example of how the FAA uses TFRs is in airspace around fires to protect the fire fighting aircraft working to put out the fire.