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3 planes breach no-fly zone over Obama vacation



Published: Mon, February 18, 2013 @ 9:45 a.m.

3 planes breach no-fly zone over Obama vacation

PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration officials say they’re investigating three more apparent breaches of the no-fly zone above President Barack Obama’s vacation spot along Florida’s Atlantic coastline.

According to the FAA, a Lancair 320 allegedly entered the temporarily restricted airspace Saturday afternoon. The plane was flying from Boca Raton to DeLand.

On Sunday morning, FAA officials say a Cessna allegedly entered the restricted flight area. The plane landed at Okeechobee Airport.

A Robinson R44 helicopter allegedly entered the restricted zone Sunday afternoon. The FAA says the helicopter landed at Okeechobee Airport.

Two F-16 military jets escorted a small plane away from the no-fly zone over Palm City on Saturday morning. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Humphreys said the planes forced the Cessna 152 to land in Witham Field in Stuart.


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1walter_sobchak(1950 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Didn't Barack Hussein Obama just spend about 3 weeks in Hawaii during the holidays? I thought he wasn't going to rest until he got the budget crisis solved.

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2NilesOhio(753 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Air traffic control tells the planes which routes to take, so if the pilots were following those instructions, is it really their fault if they didn't know they were flying in a "temporarily restricted airspace"?

There are so many rules and regulations, it's nearly impossible to keep track of them anymore.

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3redeye1(4635 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Maybe if he would stay home once in a while. People wouldn't get into trouble with their airplanes fliying into his airspace.

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4hmm(184 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

@Niles... TFR 's are part of the flight planning of the PIC .... Ultimately PIC is responsible ......

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5AnotherAverageCitizen(1175 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

There are many planes flying that do not call controllers. There are certain areas that pilots need to call controlllers, and some areas pilots are not required to call controllers.

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6RTS1416(117 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Walter, I think it was that whole state of the union speech ordeal, he's tired. I'm sure he will be back on the job in time to criticize the house for not having a solution to the March budget cuts.

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7thinkthentalk(269 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Walter and RTS. Yesterday was sunday, a day of rest. You didnt work yesterday, did you?

BTW, the party of no is on recess, taking a break. Being obstructionist idiots must be hard work....

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8AnotherAverageCitizen(1175 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

http://news.yahoo.com/comparison-rece...

Prior to the Christmas trip to Hawaii, President Obama had spent 61 days during his first 31 months in office.

President Bush spent 180 days on his Crawford Ranch and at Camp David during his first 31 months in office, according to CBS News.

President Clinton spent 28 days on vacation during his first 31 months in office according to CBS News.

President Reagan spent 112 days on vacation during his first 31 months in office according to CBS News.

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9AnotherAverageCitizen(1175 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

It looks like our hard working, loving, President Bush spent as much time on vacation in first 31 months as Obama, Clinton, and Reagan.

Tomcat,

Who is the lazy one???????????

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10redeye1(4635 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

gdog You liberal arse-holes would like this country to be so far in debt, My great great great great great grandkids will be paying for it. Freakin idiot !!!!!!!!!

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