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With increased traffic expected into Las Vegas this weekend as a result of this year's NFL Draft, the local Tracon will implement a prior-permission-required system for all transient general aviation flights heading into the city's three airports through Sunday.

The NFL Draft Might Disrupt Your Weekend Plans

Heavy bizav traffic is expected in Las Vegas, so make sure to check flight restrictions!

The 87th edition of the NFL player draft kicked off today in Las Vegas, and FAA flight restrictions have been issued for business aviation aircraft bound for the city’s three main airports this weekend.

Taking effect on Thursday at 6 a.m. local time, the prior-permission-required (PPR) program calls for operators to obtain a PPR number from their intended FBO at Harry Reid International (KLAS), Henderson Executive (KHND), or North Las Vegas (KVGT) airports. The Las Vegas Tracon–issued notam (notice to air missions) will remain in effect until 4:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.

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“This PPR program will provide the FAA, airports, and FBOs situational awareness of the operation and confirm the availability of parking and operational services,” said Dean Snell, senior manager of the National Business Aviation Association's air traffic desk.

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He noted that flights destined for KLAS can obtain their PPR number directly from either the Signature Flight Support or Atlantic Aviation FBOs upon making their reservation, while operators heading to the area's two dedicated general aviation airports can receive it through their online reservation systems. That number should be included in the filed flight plan under the remarks section.