Florida VIP TFR Is Cancelled, For Now

 - December 26, 2018, 11:48 AM

A sweeping 16-day VIP TFR restricting business and general aviation operations in the Palm Beach, Florida area was canceled after President Donald Trump announced plans to remain at the White House. The TFR was set to take effect at 2315 UTC and extend until 0100 UTC on Monday, January 7, 2019, and would have involved varying security protocols for a 10-nm inner ring and 30-nm outer ring. These included an outright ban on most private and charter operations in the inner ring, use of gateway airports, and operational procedures.

The White House on December 22, however, announced that in light of the government shutdown, the President was remaining in Washington, D.C., and the First Lady was returning from Florida.

Regional airport officials advise operators to be prepared for the potential of a VIP TFR for the Palm Beach area popping up on short notice at any time over the next several days as the situation could change.