What are the red circles?

What are the red circles on the map in expert server? What do they do and why are they there? Also, what would happen if you flew through it, would it be a violation?

Those are airport restrictions for certain airports

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Tap it, it gives you info about the Notam

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Those are TFRs and NOTAMs

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Often times, it says something about aircraft size restrictions.

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Thank you, all for letting me know

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They are there to tell you certain things about an airport such as special procedures, runway closures, aircraft restrictions etc…

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Oddly enough, there is nothing on LAX’s 24R closure from IF

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Imagine area 51 not having a NOTAM restriction……
IF be up to some illegal activity hmmm

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some virtual illegal activity you mean

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Thats the literal definition of the casual server

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I don’t think they would add a TFR every time there was a runway closure IRL

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If we had a TFR for everything half of the world would have red circles

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Not everything obviously, only things that hinder operations, such as, a runway closure.

TFRs are enabled for permanent modifications. A temporary RWY closure due to works would not be the object of a TFR.

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The name temporary flight restrictions makes no sense if it is only for permanent modifications

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That is correct, if I remember correctly the red circles were initially called TFRs but their name changed in the sim, they are now called NOTAMs. Or maybe it’s the Mandela Effect that tricked me into calling it TFR when it wasn’t ever called TFR.

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Aren’t TFRs yellow/orange?

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Red means they’re active. Yellow means they are inactive. Inactive NOTAMs either will be scheduled for a time to be active or are expired.

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thus Temporary in TFR?