FAA declares no-fly zone over Trump Tower, Midtown Manhattan

FAA declares no-fly zone over Trump Tower, Midtown Manhattan
(Image: Screen grab of Inside Edition video, YouTube)

[Ed. – In these drone-infested days, this isn’t a surprise.  But one doesn’t always think of these things.  I guess the NYC news affiliates will have to get their traffic reports the old-fashioned way for a couple of months.]

The Federal Aviation Administration has established a no-fly zone, effective immediately, over midtown Manhattan until Jan. 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump is scheduled to be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.

The FAA’s order cites “VIP movement” as the reason, and the zone prohibits airplane, helicopter and drone flights below 3,000 feet and within a 2-nautical-mile radius of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. The notice to airmen, or NOTAM, exempts military, Secret Service and emergency flights.

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