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AOPA warns Texas pilots of large TFR over Crawford ranch beginning MondayAOPA warns Texas pilots of large TFR over Crawford ranch beginning Monday

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The FAA has again issued a notice to airmen (notam) establishing a large TFR around President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. As with the previous restriction, the TFR will have a radius of 30 nautical miles and extend from the surface up to 18,000 feet. It will be in place from 5 p.m. local on November 4 through noon local on the 5th.

The Crawford notam expands the existing P-49 prohibited area to a 10-nm radius. Between 10 and 30 nm of Crawford ranch, the notam requires that pilots must be on an active VFR or IFR flight plan with a discrete ATC-assigned transponder code and must be communicating with ATC. In addition, the only flights permitted within this area will be for the purposes of ingress and egress. Aircraft must proceed directly to and from the airports. AOPA warns pilots that this restricted airspace will be actively enforced by the military, and violators will be intercepted and forced down.


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