The morning after Donald Trump was elected president, the U.S. Secret Service requested a temporary flight restriction over his Manhattan residence, restricting access to the popular Hudson River Corridor.
AOPA immediately began working with the FAA to restore access to the corridor while still providing the increased security needed for Trump. Just over 24 hours after the 2-nautical-mile-radius GA no-fly zone was issued, the FAA and Secret Service reached an agreement to amend the TFR and restore partial access to the corridor. Now the FAA has issued a smaller TFR over Trump's residence to completely open the Hudson River Corridor.
“AOPA appreciates the quick action of the FAA and Secret Service to restore access to the Hudson River while still maintaining Trump’s security,” said Nobuyo Sakata, AOPA director of aviation security.
The corridor gives pilots a breathtaking view of the skyline and bustles with helicopter activity from companies offering sightseeing flights and business flights between helipads in the city. Pilots should check notams for the area before every flight.