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Old February 20th 17, 06:16 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Larry Dighera
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POTUS TFRs Paralyze Florida Flight Ops
http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archive...3596-full.html

Airport operators and flight schools in the Palm Beach, Florida, area are
bracing for long-term economic loss and disruption due to the presidential TFR
covering President Trump's visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort. For the third
weekend in a row, the presidential TFR covering Trump's visit has shut down
busy Palm Beach Country/Lantana airport and disrupted flight training and other
prohibited general aviation activities. Although local authorities and advocacy
groups have approached the Secret Service requesting a cutout or procedural
relief, none has been forthcoming.

Sonic Booms Announce TFR Intercept
http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archive...3596-full.html
Sonic booms rattled the southeast coast of Florida Friday evening as two F-15s
were scrambled to intercept an aircraft that violated presidential restricted
airspace over West Palm Beach.
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Navy Lukewarm On Substituting Upgraded F/A-18s For F-35C
http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archive...3596-full.html
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. DeWolf Miller showed little enthusiasm for trading Super
Hornets for F-35s, as has been proposed by President Trump in an effort to
reduce the total program cost of the F-35 Lightning. Testifying at a House
Subcommittee hearing on the F-35 program, Miller said, "The F-35C provides
unique capabilities that cannot be matched by modernizing fourth-generation
aircraft."
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201.../#.WKsw0m8rJaQ

At rally, Trump claims Abe personally thanked him for F-35A price cut
KYODO, JIJI
FEB 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Saturday that Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe personally thanked him for negotiating a price reduction with Lockheed
Martin on the F-35A fighter jets Japan ordered.

Speaking at a rally in Melbourne, Florida, Trump said, “Prime Minister Abe was
great, great guy. When he came over, he said, ‘Thank you. . . . You saved many,
many millions of dollars on the F-35A fighter jets,’ ” the president claimed.

It is possible Abe made the remarks during his first summit with Trump earlier
this month, which saw them play golf in Florida.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Feb. 3 that it has agreed with
Lockheed to reduce the price of 90 F-35A fighter jets, including four for the
Air Self-Defense Force, by $728 million.

Trump said he negotiated with Lockheed not just to improve terms for the United
States but for its allies as well.

The ASDF plans to deploy the cutting-edge plane at Misawa Air Base in Aomori
Prefecture in fiscal 2017 starting April. One of its pilots is being trained to
fly the stealth fighter in the United States.
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Old February 20th 17, 08:19 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Vaughn Simon[_2_]
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Default POTUS TFRs Paralyze Florida Flight Ops

On 2/20/2017 1:16 PM, Larry Dighera wrote:
Airport operators and flight schools in the Palm Beach, Florida, area are
bracing for long-term economic loss and disruption due to the presidential TFR
covering President Trump's visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort.


We're not "bracing for it", we're living it for the third weekend in a
row, and with no end in sight. I live just east of KLNA, and things are
really quiet right now.


 




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