Enough is enough!

<BR><SPAN class=twodeck>AOPA calls on members to let President Bush know what his TFRs do to them</SPAN>

July 18, 2003

Security restrictions for President Bush have created a "perfect storm" over Texas this weekend: four 30-nm-radius temporary flight restrictions (TFRs), two of which overlap in time and airspace, in a 24-hour period. These TFRs impact 70 Texas airports.

"President Bush is a pilot. It's time he understood what his security detail is doing to fellow pilots," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "Presidential security personnel have only one constituent: the President himself. But Mr. Bush has millions of constituents, and now is the time for him to hear from them."

AOPA is urging any pilot who is affected by this weekend's TFRs to write to President Bush and let him know how his security arrangements have impacted your flight.

"Don't send an e-mail," said AOPA Senior Vice President of Government and Technical Affairs Andy Cebula. "It might as well be junk mail. Send a letter. In Washington, a piece of paper carries a lot more weight." The White House address is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20500.

During his weekend at the ranch, Bush is going to make two side trips to Dallas and Houston. Besides what have become the usual restrictions for pilots in the Crawford area, the TFR in Dallas and two in Houston are going to cause massive headaches for Texas pilots. Scores of airports are impacted ( see list below) and the inner-ring dimensions are different for each of the TFRs.

"Today it's Texas. Tomorrow it's wherever the next stop on the campaign trail is. General aviation is not a threat to the President or anyone else in America. It never was," said Boyer. "It's time for the President's security personnel to stop treating GA pilots like criminal suspects. Now."

AOPA has compiled a list of airports affected by notam 3/6096:

Airport ID Name City State Nautical Miles
From
True Course
From
9F1 Valley Mills Municipal VALLEY MILLS TX 6.0 063
3T8 Wildcat Canyon CHINA SPRING TX 10.7 055
PWG McGregor Executive WACO TX 12.3 116
7F7 Clifton Municipal/Isenhower Field CLIFTON TX 14.7 354
ACT Waco Regional WACO TX 15.7 082
05F City-County GATESVILLE TX 16.3 236
F50 Lake Whitney State Park WHITNEY TX 22.8 023
CNW Tstc Waco WACO TX 23.8 081
TPL Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional TEMPLE TX 26.1 166
73F Wings For Christ International Flight Academy WACO TX 26.3 084

AOPA has compiled a list of airports affected by notam 3/6134:

Airport ID Name City State Nautical Miles
From
True Course
From
DAL Dallas Love Field DALLAS TX 0.3 355
49T Dallas Cbd Vertiport Heliport DALLAS TX 4.8 148
ADS Addison DALLAS TX 7.7 006
T57 Garland/Dfw Heloplex Heliport GARLAND TX 8.9 072
RBD Dallas Executive DALLAS TX 9.7 186
DFW Dallas/Fort Worth International DALLAS-FORT WORTH TX 10.0 290
F69 Air Park-Dallas DALLAS TX 10.9 004
GPM Grand Prairie Municipal GRAND PRAIRIE TX 13.1 229
GKY Arlington Municipal ARLINGTON TX 16.3 230
F66 Carroll Air Park DE SOTO TX 17.1 183
LNC Lancaster LANCASTER TX 17.1 158
HQZ Mesquite Metro MESQUITE TX 17.2 110
0T7 Kittyhawk ALLEN TX 19.1 027
30F Lakeview LAKE DALLAS TX 19.3 335
12T Ferris Red Oak Municipal Heliport FERRIS/RED OAK TX 19.8 162
F46 Rockwall Municipal ROCKWALL TX 21.6 076
T31 Aero Country MC KINNEY TX 22.7 014
52F Northwest Regional ROANOKE TX 22.9 304
JWY Mid-Way Regional MIDLOTHIAN/WAXAHACHIE TX 23.4 188
TKI McKinney Municipal MC KINNEY TX 24.1 033
AFW Fort Worth Alliance FORT WORTH TX 25.2 291
1F7 Airpark East DALLAS TX 25.2 094
FTW Fort Worth Meacham International FORT WORTH TX 25.8 268
F04 Saginaw FORT WORTH TX 26.6 273
T33 Rives Air Park ROYSE CITY TX 27.4 088
DTO Denton Municipal DENTON TX 27.8 322
9F9 Sycamore Strip FORT WORTH TX 28.4 244
FWS Fort Worth Spinks FORT WORTH TX 28.4 235
T67 Hicks Airfield FORT WORTH TX 28.8 281
TRL Terrell Municipal TERRELL TX 30.5 105

AOPA has compiled a list of airports affected by notam 3/6140:

10-nm inner circle w/ 30-nm outer ring, effective 1545 local until 1650 local and 1855 local until 2000 local
Airport ID Name City State Nautical Miles
From
True Course
From
EFD Ellington Field HOUSTON TX 0.3 316
T41 La Porte Municipal LA PORTE TX 6.2 051
LVJ Clover Field HOUSTON TX 6.7 223
HOU William P Hobby HOUSTON TX 6.9 291
T95 Bay Electric Supply Heliport LEAGUE CITY TX 7.4 161
T79 Skyway Manor PEARLAND TX 9.5 253
3T2 Wolfe Air Park MANVEL TX 11.7 231
6R5 Alvin Airpark ALVIN TX 13.3 212
39R Flyin' B HOUSTON TX 14.6 255
HPY Baytown BAYTOWN TX 15.2 045
AXH Houston-Southwest HOUSTON TX 17.8 251
54T R W J Airpark BAYTOWN TX 18.7 060
81D Flyin Tiger ANGLETON TX 24.4 214
IAH George Bush Intercontinental Arpt/Houston HOUSTON TX 24.6 337
GLS Scholes International At Galveston GALVESTON TX 25.5 143
SGR Sugar Land Regional HOUSTON TX 26.2 273
T00 Chambers County ANAHUAC TX 27.6 069
7R9 Bailes ANGLETON TX 29.3 207
IWS West Houston HOUSTON TX 29.9 296
T34 Cameron ANGLETON TX 30.9 211
8-nm inner circle w/ 30-nm outer ring, effective 1625 local until 1920 local
Airport ID Name City State Nautical Miles
From
True Course
From
HOU William P Hobby HOUSTON TX 10.8 121
39R Flyin' B HOUSTON TX 12.1 172
IWS West Houston HOUSTON TX 12.2 294
SGR Sugar Land Regional HOUSTON TX 12.4 237
T79 Skyway Manor PEARLAND TX 12.8 149
AXH Houston-Southwest HOUSTON TX 13.9 185
EYQ Weiser Air Park HOUSTON TX 15.3 322
IAH George Bush Intercontinental Arpt/Houston HOUSTON TX 15.9 023
3T2 Wolfe Air Park MANVEL TX 16.8 157
LVJ Clover Field HOUSTON TX 17.1 139
EFD Ellington Field HOUSTON TX 17.4 117
O07 Westheimer Air Park HOUSTON TX 17.8 262
DWH David Wayne Hooks Memorial HOUSTON TX 20.2 346
T54 Lane Airpark ROSENBERG TX 20.9 233
T41 La Porte Municipal LA PORTE TX 20.9 102
6R5 Alvin Airpark ALVIN TX 21.2 156
T51 May HOUSTON TX 21.4 330
T95 Bay Electric Supply Heliport LEAGUE CITY TX 23.6 130
9X1 Williams PORTER TX 26.0 016
HPY Baytown BAYTOWN TX 26.5 084
81D Flyin Tiger ANGLETON TX 28.4 176
5T0 Ward Airpark BEASLEY TX 28.6 241
12R Mikeska Field BROOKSHIRE TX 29.7 287

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