Super Bowl 51 – Letter to Airmen:



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Houston Metropolitan Area airports – Restricted Parking and Reservation System

Notice – Valid: February 2-7, 2017 

Due to the high volume of air traffic anticipated during the Super Bowl activities, a ramp reservation is required for arrivals and departures, including drop and go’s to and from the Houston Metropolitan area airports between Thursday, February 2, 2017, 1200 UTC and Tuesday, February 7, 2017 0200 UTC.  Regularly scheduled air carriers and aircraft operating under Title 14, Chapter 1, Subchapter G, Part 121 are exempt from the advisory. 


George Bush Intercontinental/Houston (IAH)William P. Hobby (HOU)Ellington  (EFD) Sugarland Regional (SGR) West Houston (IWS)Houston Southwest (AXH)Houston Executive (TME) David Wayne Hooks Memorial (DWH) Conroe/North Houston Regional (CXO) Pearland Regional (LVJ) Texas Gulf Coast Regional (LBX)La Porte Municipal (T41)Scholes International (GLS)Baytown (HPY) 

For arrival and departure ramp reservations at an airport, contact your preferred FBO or Airport Authority for airports without FBO’s.

When you make your reservation, you will receive a reservation number.  Enter this number in the remarks section of your flight plan in and out bound.  Use the reservation time as your proposed departure time when you file your IFR flight plan out of the Houston Metropolitan area.  File flight plans IAW published routes during the February 2nd – 7th time frame; see Special NOTAMs for TFR and special routing information. Operators participating in this reservation system will be handled as expeditiously as conditions permit, to best meet reservation times.

Parking is expected to be very limited at all surrounding airports in the Houston Metropolitan area.

Operators without reservations should plan on extensive delays in and out of the area.


VFR PILOT CLARIFICATION:  The Super Bowl 51 reservation system is not being used for VFR air traffic reservations.  However, the airport may have more stringent requirements due to limited ramp space and resources.  Please contact Airport Authorities where you are based. 

Created by Admin
Modified 11/20/2016 by William Ruggiero
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