posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 02:09 PM
To begin with, the TFR mentioned in the blog post (NOTAM number: FTC 3/9977 issued by Albuquerque Center - ZAB) and the TFR linked in the OP (NOTAM
number: FTC 3/0069 issued by Denver Center - ZDV) are two completely different notices.
Additionally, NOTAM FTC 3/9977 no longer appears in the FAA's list of current NOTAMs. This would mean that it has either been rescended or expired.
Since it was originally posted for a period of 30 days, we can safely assume that it has been lifted no doubt due to the end of the search/exercise
which it was designed to protect.
NOTAM number FTC 3/0069 is still in effect but is a long distance (approx. 2 degrees of both longitude and latitude) from the site of FTC 3/9977.
Such NOTAMs are routinely issued in conjunction with a search and rescue operation (i.e. lost hikers etc.) whenever helicopter operations are
contemplated to protect the helo pilots from potential VFR "looky-loos".
Interesting but not too unusual. However a very nice find for a first post OP. Flag for you!
edit on 25-10-2013 by Tholidor because: Added
the originating ARTCC for each NOTAM