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FAA imposes temporary curbs on private pilots in L.A. area

Associated Press

The Federal Aviation Administration announced that temporary flight restrictions on private pilots will be in effect in the Los Angeles area between early Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

The restrictions coincide with a visit to Los Angeles by President Obama.

An FAA statement said only airlines, law enforcement aircraft and air ambulances will be allowed within a 12-mile radius of Santa Monica Airport between 1:15 p.m. Wednesday and 7:40 a.m. Thursday.

“During this time, private pilots will not be able to fly into or out of Los Angeles International Airport, Santa Monica Airport, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Van Nuys Airport and Burbank Airport,” the statement said.

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Private pilots may fly in and out of airports 12 to 30 miles from Santa Monica Airport. Details are on the FAA website.


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