Tue, Jun 24, 2003
TFR Epidemic Appears To Be Ready To Double In Frequency
The escalating airspace rip-off that
has occurred as a result of the President's travels is apparently
getting worse... by a factor of two.
The NBAA tells us that in addition to the Presidential TFRs that
have been proliferating recently, the FAA is now publishing Vice
Presidential TFRs at the behest of the US Secret Service. While the
Vice Presidential TFRs are not exactly new, they have been used so
infrequently and in such "low impact" areas in the past, that they
have pretty much gone unnoticed.
In the past couple of days, two appeared -- in Richmond, VA and
at Hanscom Field, MA.
While smaller in scope (3 nm and 3000 ft. for the
most recent) they are still restrictive to general aviation and
will require operators to have the same level of diligence in
avoiding them as the larger Presidential TFRs.
Operators are URGED to ALWAYS check NOTAMs before filing flight
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