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    Default Pilots complain about Dick Cheney's airspace

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration has imposed flight restrictions over Dick Cheney's new Maryland home, angering private pilots who say they can't fly overhead even when the vice president isn't around.


    Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association spokesman Chris Dancy said Tuesday the FAA only imposes restrictions at Cheney's Jackson Hole, Wyo., home when he's there. He questioned the need to have the restrictions in place at all times over a home in Maryland, which has much more air traffic.

    Cheney's new home is on the Chesapeake Bay in St. Michaels, Md., about 30 miles east of Washington. The restricted airspace has a radius of one nautical mile and was established Nov. 22.

    The vice president's official residence is on the grounds of the Naval Observatory in Northwest Washington, part of the region covered by airspace restrictions that were put in place after the Sept. 11 attacks.

    FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said the St. Michaels' restriction is classified as temporary, though she acknowledged there is no date for it to be lifted.

    Airspace restrictions are an inconvenience for private pilots. If they stray into restricted space, they could have their pilot's license taken away, be escorted away by fighter jets or, in a worst-case scenario, be shot down.

    Flight restrictions over President Bush's house in Crawford, Texas, stay in place even when he isn't there.

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    Considering Cheney is rarely at home--usually he's holed up in his bunker--why would there be a blanket moratorium on fly overs?
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    Washington DC was already the world's most tightly restricted air space before 9/11. As close as St. Michael's is to DC I'm not sure I side with the pilots even if I have a large amount of personal revulsion for Cheney, it cannot make that much difference to detour over that square mile. Lord alone knows that Cheney has made enough enemies to warrant such protection.

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    Default Re: Pilots complain about Cheney's airspace.

    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    Considering Cheney is rarely at home--usually he's holed up in his bunker--why would there be a blanket moratorium on fly overs?
    Flight restrictions over President Bush's house in Crawford, Texas, stay in place even when he isn't there.
    Personally I think it is just to stop all the pilots from pissing on their houses... I know I would if I had the chance...

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