Democrats Clear Skies Around Boston

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If you're planning a trip to the Boston area at the end of next month, be aware that a big chunk of airspace will be under temporary flight restrictions for four days. The FAA released details of the TFR around the Democratic National Convention being held July 26 to July 29. The TFR will close Logan International to GA and put restrictions on dozens of airports within the 30-nm security zone. Other than its duration, the Boston TFR follows a pretty familiar theme (who would have thought we'd be getting used to this?). Within 10 nm of the Boston VORTAC, GA is virtually shut out. Outside the 10-nm ring, GA flights are permitted but only for departure or arrival purposes at airports. No training or practice flights are allowed; neither are such commercial activities as pipeline patrols or media flights; and, perhaps in recognition of the location of the TFR, "fish spotters" are also grounded. As always, check with FSS if you're planning on going anywhere near there.