Biden comes to town and causes diversions


#1

Here at KTUL today. I assume the airlines eat that cost. It was a quick in and out visit for a fundraiser. http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=298&articleid=20110830_298_0_Adayaf338975

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL2274/history/20110831/0105Z/KOKC/KTUL
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL485/history/20110831/0105Z/KXNA/KTUL


#2

Happens anywhere Air Force 1 and Air Force 2 goes. You should have heard the chaos during the TFR at KLAS. The vPOTUS flew in to there for a meeting/fundraiser, then flew out on his way to KTUL.

Check the KLAS LiveATC archives between 9:30am PDT and 1:00pm PDT to hear the fun, on both Tower and Approach/Departure streams.

BL.


#3

[quote=“kneafseym”]
I assume the airlines eat that cost. It was a quick in and out visit for a fundraiser.[/quote]

Of course the airlines eat the cost. Just like any business that is affected by the IINMFIIBF*, IINMFIIBF2, and other presidents and politicians gets their money, why should they care who is financially affected?

*It is not my fault it is Bush’s Fault


#4

I think the presidential TFRs are just one more outrageous response to 9/11, right along with the creation of the TSA.

Why does the president require a 30 mile protective ring? I can understand having some kind of restriction, but 30 miles? Obama recently shut airspace for over a 1/4 of the state of Iowa as he traveled on his bus tour. Amazingly, I did not hear of anyone violating the airspace during the MOVING TFR, although several dozen airports were affected.