Skip to comments.Obama's visit restricts local airports through Friday - Los Angeles
Posted on 04/21/2011 1:59:25 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
President Barack Obama's visit today to Southern California has prompted restrictions at local airports through Friday morning.
Pilots violating the restrictions could face criminal charges and sanctions from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Private pilots will not be able to fly into or out of Los Angeles International Airport, Hawthorne Municipal Airport and Santa Monica Airport between 2:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Friday, said FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.
During that time, only airlines, law enforcement and air ambulance aircraft will be allowed to fly within a 10-mile radius of Santa Monica Airport.
Torrance Municipal Airport is not affected by the restrictions.
Additionally, only airlines, law enforcement and air ambulance aircraft will be able to fly within an 8-mile radius of LAX between 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. today, and between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Pilots were advised to file flight plans, communicate with air traffic controllers and use transponders, which provide data on the type of aircraft and its altitude, air speed and destination.
Most people in LA are doing their darndest to try and avoid the areas where he is supposed to be and the expected traffic jams.
The King has arrived, all hail the communists King.
What are they afraid of? Doesn’t everyone love Dear Reader?
Is this guy president of the United States or some kind of Roman emperor?
Geeesh Louise,, just hope da Schlossen Cutoff doesn’t get backed-up to Whittier Heights.. and a flash mob breaks out nearby O’s entourage..
The people on the Westside deserve all the traffic problems that Obama generates.
They’re the ones who voted for him...
It has always been the case. If Sarah Palin were president, her travel would cause traffic tie-ups and airport restrictions.
Trick question. The answer is neither.
Excellent answer; go to the Honors Program.
I hear he’s stopping to eat dinner in Brentwood where I use to live. Thank God I’m not there anymore.