Customs Takes Over Patrols in DC


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Here's something from the Washington Post.

Now, I think this is ridiculous.

A state police helicopter was intercepted after straying into the no-fly-zone, which was expanded to a 30-mile radius during the speech. The incident was turned over to the FAA.

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Great. So now in addition to flight restrictions that don't protect anyone, we're shooing law enforcement flights away? Wonderful.
What is our airspace coming to? I think if the trend continues like this, people in PRC will have an easier time flying.
I think Custom's patrols make a great deal of sense. They have aircraft equipped for and crews trained in tracking and intercepting general aviation aircraft. That's what they do. I'm sure it's easier to intercept a Cessna with a Citation or a Blackhawk vs. an F16.