The St. Louis Cardinals’ Busch Stadium and Gateway International Raceway are protected by TFRs during sporting events. Both stadiums are located in downtown St. Louis, approximately three miles from the airport.
The Gateway International Raceway is located five miles north of the airport, while Busch Stadium is just a ten-minute drive across the river. The airport remains open during these times, however pilots must be in contact with Air Traffic Control.
NOTAM Smart Phone Apps
The term NOTAM came into common use, rather than the more formal “notice to airmen,” following the ratification of the CICA, which came into effect on April 4, 1947. Notices to airmen were normally published in a regular publication by each country’s air authorities (e.g., in Flight Magazine in the UK). A number of developments and amendments to the CICA have resulted in the more automated system available today.
A notice to airmen (NOTAM or NoTAM) is a notice filed with an aviation authority to alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or at a location that could affect the safety of the flight. NOTAMs are unclassified notices or advisories distributed by means of telecommunication that contain information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure or hazard.