16-Day Presidential TFR Starts Dec. 21

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The longest-ever presidential TFR in South Florida goes into effect on Dec. 21 as President Donald Trump heads to his West Palm Beach resort for up to 16 days. The FAA issued the alert earlier this week. Trump’s last Christmas and New Year’s vacation went from Dec. 22 to Jan.1. It’s also not clear if he’ll spend the whole time there as there are some important dates in Washington right after the New Year.

The alert seems to predict a standard VIP TFR for the Palm Beach area, including the 10 nautical mile no-fly zone around the resort and 30 nautical mile restricted zone with its transponder and communications requirements. Anyone planning to fly in the area should be aware of the potential for Notams that might include gateway operations.