No Surprises In DNC Airspace Restrictions

 - August 27, 2012, 3:05 PM

The FAA issued airspace restrictions in the Charlotte, N.C., area for the upcoming Democratic National Convention that closely resemble those currently in effect for the RNC in Tampa, Fla. The DNC Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) will be in effect for the Charlotte, N.C., area September 3 to 6. The DNC TFR will also be deemed “National Defense Airspace,” which means violators might be exposing themselves to deadly force should they pose an imminent security threat. The Charlotte TFR is a 30- to 35-nm-diameter ring centered a few miles northeast of Charlotte’s Douglass International Airport (CLT) from the ground up to but not including 18,000 feet.