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Air restrictions announced for President Obama’s visit

airplaneFeb. 13, 2009, Ottawa - Transport Canada today announced airspace restrictions that will be in effect around the city of Ottawa on Feb. 19, 2009.


February 13, 2009
By Carey Fredericks

airplaneFeb. 13, 2009, Ottawa – Transport Canada today announced airspace restrictions that will be in effect around the city of Ottawa on Feb. 19, 2009. These restrictions will affect aircraft movements in and around the Ottawa International Airport from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

These airspace restrictions are part of the safety and security requirements for President Barack Obama's first official international visit. The restrictions are described to pilots in a Notice to Airmen that has been issued by NAV CANADA.

Travellers using the airport on this day are urged to check with their air carriers for more information about possible delays. Transport Canada has informed air operators of these airspace restrictions in an effort to minimize the impact of the restrictions on the travelling public.

Special arrangements have been made for humanitarian and other safety-related flights to use the airspace as required. General aviation operations such as flight training schools and charter aircraft will be affected during the restrictions.

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