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Expect TFRs for Bush travels over next 60 daysExpect TFRs for Bush travels over next 60 days

Expect TFRs for Bush travels over next 60 days

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Flight Planner shows four presidential TFRs scheduled in the Midwest.

President Bush's social security plan may represent a long-term agenda for the wallet, but in the short-term pilots should be more concerned about the logbook. The president, Vice President Cheney, and Treasury Secretary Snow will be spending the next 60 days traveling to 60 cities on a social security reform campaign.

That means pilots all over the country will face 30-nautical-mile-radius temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) wherever the president goes and smaller ones for the vice president.

"Having access to airspace is critical for the future of general aviation, and reducing the number and size of TFRs nationwide is one key focus of AOPA's efforts in 2005," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. AOPA urges pilots to check notams before flying.

To keep up to date on TFRs, check AOPA's TFR Web page.

Subscribers to AOPA ePilot receive e-mail airspace bulletins for the larger presidential TFRs. Click here to subscribe.

March 10, 2005

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