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FAA publishes TFR for President Bush's Thursday visit to MinneapolisFAA publishes TFR for President Bush's Thursday visit to Minneapolis

The FAA has published a notam establishing a 30-nm temporary flight restriction (TFR) with a 18,000-foot ceiling for President Bush's trip to Minneapolis on Thursday. The TFR is centered approximately halfway between Crystal and Anoka Co.-Blaine airports, 13.1 nm from the MSP VOR on the 349 radial, and will be in effect from 1155 local until 1445 local on June 19.

All aircraft operations within a 0-10 nm radius are prohibited, except as described in the notam.

Aircraft operating within a 10-30 nm radius must be on an active IFR or VFR flight plan, must be in constant radio contact with air traffic control (ATC), and must be transmitting a discrete ATC-assigned transponder code. All aircraft operations are limited to aircraft arriving or departing local airfields, but ATC may authorize transit operations. Aircraft may not loiter.

AOPA continues to lobby for more reasonably sized presidential movement TFRs, absent a specific and credible threat. AOPA President Phil Boyer met this week with Gordon England, the deputy secretary of Homeland Security, to discuss presidential TFRs, among other topics. The association maintains almost daily contact with the FAA, the Transportation Security Administration, and security officials responsible for the President's security.

Airports impacted by this TFR include:

Airport ID Name Nautical Miles
ANE Anoka County-Blaine Arpt (Janes Field) 3.3
MIC Crystal 4.5
8Y4 Surfside SPB 6.9
STP St. Paul Downtown Holman Field 13.7
MSP Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain 13.8
25D Forest Lake 14.3
SGS South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E Fleming Field 18.1
FCM Flying Cloud 18.7
21D Lake Elmo 18.7
09Y Wipline SPB 20.5
8Y2 Buffalo Municipal 24.5
45D Marty's Tranquility Base SPB 26
CBG Cambridge Municipal 27.1
OEO L O Simenstad Municipal 27.3
LVN Airlake 28.9
PNM Princeton Municipal 30.7


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