Obama shortens Orlando visit


The FAA has issued an updated notam for the President’s visit to Orlando.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have issued an updated notice to airmen (NOTAM), advising that President Obama intends to shorten his upcoming campaign visit to Orlando.

The president will still arrive this evening, 28 October, as previously scheduled; however, he will now depart Orlando at 12:30 p.m. ET 29 October, about two-and-a-half hours earlier than scheduled.

The changes to the president’s travel plans are expected to prompt adjustments to the duration of the Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in place for his stop, the operational hours for the “gateway” airports that have been established to accommodate air traffic, and other aspects of the aviation planning in conjunction with the visit. As always, it is imperative that anyone planning to fly into Orlando airports via general aviation on 28 October or 29 October thoroughly review the current NOTAM available on the Association’s web site to obtain the latest information regarding air traffic in the area.

The adjustments to the president’s travel are being made in anticipation of the impact Hurricane Sandy is expected to have on the East Coast.