Fly With Care
Security Concerns Affect Holiday Travel...
With this year's busy holiday travel season coinciding with high security alerts, AOPA is reminding GA pilots to fly with extra care. "Think about how your flight looks to security officials on the ground," said AOPA's Andy Cebula. He advised pilots to avoid loitering near facilities such as powerplants and water supplies that might cause concern. "We want to avoid any more temporary flight restrictions like the one issued for Chicago," Cebula said. "Given the heightened alert status, GA must be extremely careful not to give officials any reason to clamp down."
Meanwhile, the TFR above Chicago's lakefront remains in effect, as does one above Valdez, Alaska, extending for 25 miles and up to 10,000 feet.