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No-fly zone implemented around Trump Tower in NYC

No-fly zone implemented around Trump Tower in NYC


It’s routine procedure following an election

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Security Increased Around In New York City On Election Day
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No-fly zones have been put in place around President-elect Donald Trump’s residence at Trump Tower in New York City and Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s home in Indianapolis.

The FAA directives, officially called Notice To Airmen or NOTAM, is routine following a presidential election and extends no-fly zones that had been put in place around the homes of all four candidates, including Hillary Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, New York, and Tim Kaine’s home in Richmond, Virginia, for the night of the election. The no-fly zones around the homes of the losing Democratic candidates expired at 5PM EST yesterday.

The two no-fly zones will remain in effect until Noon eastern on January 21st, the day Trump will be inaugurated. At that point, standard Presidential no-fly orders — no-fly zones that go wherever the president and vice president do — will be enacted.

The restriction around Trump Tower bans aircraft from flying below 3,000 feet within two nautical miles of the building, mostly affecting aircraft flying in and out of La Guardia, though it shouldn’t significantly impact flights. The Indianapolis restriction is only within one mile of the VP-elect’s home, and applies up to 1500 feet.

It applies to all aircraft, except military aircraft supporting United States Secret Service operations; law enforcement, firefighting, or medevac flights on active missions, or aircraft operating with in-flight emergencies.