Drones, other aircraft banned in Owensboro during Trump rally

August 29, 2018 | 3:05 pm

Updated September 10, 2018 | 10:49 pm

Graphic by Owensboro Times

Last week, the Trump Administration announced the President would hold a rally at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. on Thursday, Aug. 30. Many preparations go into a presidential visit, one of those being a temporary flight restriction (TFR), which will reach as far as Owensboro.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) defines a temporary flight restriction as “a certain area of airspace where air travel is limited,” which in this case has been issued due to a presidential rally.

All of Owensboro and most of Daviess County fall in the outer core of the TFR, which is the airspace between 12 nautical miles and 32 nautical miles of Evansville.

“This means any aircraft would have to have an active flight plan,” said Cameron Howard, Administration Manager of the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport.

Everyday flight operations, including drone use, will be prohibited Thursday afternoon from 4:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

The following is a full list of operations not authorized during the TFR: flight training, practice instrument approaches, aerobatic flight, glider operations, parachute operations, ultralight, hang gliding, balloon operations, agriculture/crop dusting, animal population control flight operations, banner towing operations, sightseeing operations, maintenance test flights, model aircraft operations, model rocketry, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and utility and pipeline survey operations.

August 29, 2018 | 3:05 pm

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