Flight restrictions for Obama's Arizona visitPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- President Barack Obama's visit to Arizona this weekend will mean restrictions on flying for many pilots.
The Federal Aviation Administration says temporary flight restrictions will be in place around Phoenix from Saturday through Monday afternoon, when the president leaves. Only airline, law enforcement and air ambulance aircraft will be allowed to fly within a 10 mile radius of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport during certain times. Private operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor and Scottsdale Municipal Airport will be shut down during those times.
Restrictions will also be in place around the Grand Canyon when the president visits there on Sunday.
The FAA urges pilots to be certain they don't enter restricted areas. Details of the closed areas are available at the FAA's Web site.
For more information on FAA temporary flight restrictions visit, http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html