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July 29, 2010

FAA Closes Airspace Over Chelsea Clinton Wedding

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Chelsea Clinton FAA flight restrictions

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) late Wednesday issued a flight restriction for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, which is scheduled this Saturday.

As Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, celebrates her wedding with Marc Mezvinsky, a Goldman Sachs investment banker, air space will be clear as the FAA ordered temporary flight restrictions for VIP movement.

With a high-profile invitation list, the flight restriction was set for Hudson River Valley in Rhinebeck, New York, which begins this Saturday at 3 p.m., EDT, and will be in effect until Sunday at 3:30 a.m. EDT. The restriction will cover from the surface up to 2000 feet with a radius of 1.5 nautical miles.

NOTAM Number FDC 0/4317

Issue Date : July 28, 2010 at 2012 UTC
Location : Rhinebeck, New York near KINGSTON VOR/DME (IGN)
Beginning Date and Time : July 31, 2010 at 1900 UTC
Ending Date and Time : August 01, 2010 at 0730 UTC
Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement
Type : VIP
Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A

Affected Area(s)

Airspace Definition:
Center: On the KINGSTON VOR/DME (IGN) 356 degree radial at 17.5 nautical miles. (Latitude: 41º56’42″N, Longitude: 73º55’51″W)
Radius: 1.5 nautical miles
Altitude: From the surface up to but not including 2000 feet AGL
Effective Date(s):
From July 31, 2010 at 1900 UTC (July 31, 2010 at 1500 EDT)
To August 01, 2010 at 0730 UTC (August 01, 2010 at 0330 EDT)

Operating Restrictions and Requirements

No pilots may operate an aircraft in the areas covered by this NOTAM (except as described).

Except as specified below and/or unless authorized by ATC in consultation with the air traffic security coordinator via the domestic events network (DEN):

1. All IFR arrivals or departures to/from airports within this TFR.

2. Military, law enforcement, fire fighting, and MEDEVAC aircraft.

3. Aircraft operations necessitated for safety or emergency reasons.

Other Information

ARTCC: ZBW – Boston Center
Authority: Title 14 CFR section 91.141

NYCAviation contributed to this report

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