Yet More Restricted Airspace Over D.C. Area

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A brand-new restricted area, with a radius of one nautical mile, has been established above Vice President Dick Cheney's new home on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, about 30 miles east of Washington. The airspace, designated as of Nov. 22, is in force at all times, whether or not the vice president is in residence. AOPA has complained that the airspace is already congested and the restrictions shouldn't be imposed any more often than necessary. Cheney's official residence is on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory in Northwest Washington, which is under permanently restricted airspace. The airspace above Cheney's home in Wyoming is in force only when he is staying there, but restrictions above President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, are continual.