Obama cuts short Orlando visit


THe NBAA has been notified that President Obama is cutting short his visit to Orlando.

The NBAA was notified this morning that President Obama intends to depart Orlando at 8:30 a.m. ET today, instead of participating in an anticipated campaign visit in the city.

Although the Federal Aviation Administration will not issue a new notice to airmen (NOTAM) regarding the change, operators can expect that the Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) that had been put in place for Orlando-area airports will be removed shortly after the president departs, and therefore, all flights into and out of Orlando-area airports are expected to operate as usual.

“We understand that the president’s cancelation is related to considerations regarding Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the East Coast,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “NBAA and the business aviation community are likewise concerned about those people who may be in the storm’s path, and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time.”