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NBAA: President Obama Shortens Upcoming Orlando Visit

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Orlando, FL, October 28, 2012 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this evening 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, October 28, as previously scheduled; however, he will now depart Orlando at 12:30 p.m. ET October 29, 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 October 28 or October 29 thoroughly review the current NOTAM available on the Association's web site to obtain the latest information regarding air traffic in the area. Visit NBAA's website to get more detail and review the latest NOTAM.

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.

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