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TFR Over Chicago Area Friday-Monday

February 10, 2009 — President Barack Obama will make a planned vacation visit to his hometown of Chicago over the Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend - Friday, February 13 through Monday, February 16.  In response the FAA released a notice to airmen (NOTAM) creating a 30-nm temporary flight restriction (TFR) and a 10-nm no-fly zone in effect from February 13th, starting at 4 p.m. until 9 a.m. Monday, February 16 (local time). The TFR is centered on a point 16.6 miles north of the CGT VOR’s 358-degree radial, surface to 17,999 ft. MSL, affecting operations at more than 20 area airports. Visit the EAA Flight Planner for more information, and pilots who fly in the Chicago area should familiarize themselves with the security procedures and restrictions listed in the NOTAM.  Pilots should also review the TFR information contained in the AIM manual, paragraph 3-5-1.

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