Watch For Quick-Sprouting Campaign TFRs

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Just when you thought TFRs couldn't get any messier, the presidential campaign season heats up along with the summer weather. This week, President Bush and friends are on a bus trip through the Midwest, so watch for complex and quick-changing TFRs as the motorcade swings into Iowa and Wisconsin tomorrow. To help avoid those unsettling stares from F-16 pilots off your wingtip, EAA, AOPA and AeroPlanner offer online flight planning for their members, and the FAA has bundled all its TFR notices onto one handy page. Check early and late and often, is the universal advice. "Because of the fluid nature of a campaign tour and the possibility of extremely short-notice changes," advises AOPA, "pilots are strongly urged to check NOTAMs at the last possible moment before departure."