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Feds: 12 planes violated Trump air space over weekendAt least 12 aircraft violated temporary flight restrictions through Monday afternoon for President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago stay, with at least five of those having the unique experience of being buzzed by military aircraft, federal officials confirmed to The Palm Beach Post. Eight of those crossed the line on Friday alone, with three of those having what likely were unsettling encounters with F-15 jets and one with a military helicopter, according to the Federal Aviation… (www.palmbeachpost.com) More...
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I don't mean to start any fight but they have got to work out a deal with the locals so they can fly. If I lived here I would be pretty mad if I couldn't fly my plane on weekends, which is the only time I really have the time.
The whole "temporary flight restriction" process over Presidential travel (same problem with ground transport) is gross over reaction. My heart goes out to all the air travelers and locals when the previous Pres. went to Hawaii. With all the protection our President gets, this process gets worse with each successive administration and is just over the top already!
TFR's are important and every pilot knows to check NOTAMS as well, but where were the TRACON guys advising those 12 pilots? BTW, any aircraft which refuses to comply with a military escort runs the risk of being shot out of the sky.
The only difference between Obama & Trump is that Obama didn't go to Hawaii every weekend.
Methinks there may be a few other 'wee' differences between them.
I think this just points out the problems with this whole TFR process.