President Trump set to attend Daytona 500 Sunday

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By Matt Courson, Staff Writer

President Donald J. Trump likely will attend the 62nd running of the Daytona 500 Sunday, as first reported by News 6.

Joanne Magley, a spokeswoman for the Daytona Beach International Airport, confirmed to Kickin’ The Tires, that Air Force One is scheduled to land at the airport Sunday.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a NOTAM, a notice to airman, to “expect VIP movement February 16, 2020, in the vicinity of Daytona Beach.

“Pilots can expect airspace restrictions in conjunction with this VIP movement.  The FAA recommends that all aircraft operators check NOTAMs OFTEN for mandatory airspace restrictions prior to operations within this region.”

The U.S. Secret Service also announced a ban on drones within a 30-mile radius of Daytona International Speedway.

The NOTAM regarding UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) prohibits pilots operating from ground level up to 1,000 feet within the affected area. Under general guidelines, the FAA prohibits drone operators from flying at an altitude of greater than 400 feet, however, a waiver can be obtained from the FAA under special circumstances.

Trump has attended several major sporting events during his presidency, including the Army/Navy football game, the 2019 World Series and, most recently, the 2019 NCAA College Football National Championships in New Orleans.




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