Air restrictions announced for President Obama's visit



    OTTAWA, Feb. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Transport Canada today announced airspace
restrictions that will be in effect around the city of Ottawa on February 19,
2009. These restrictions will affect aircraft movements in and around the
Ottawa International Airport from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    These airspace restrictions are part of the safety and security
requirements for President Barack Obama's first official international visit.
The restrictions are described to pilots in a Notice to Airmen that has been
issued by NAV CANADA.
    Travellers using the airport on this day are urged to check with their
air carriers for more information about possible delays. Transport Canada has
informed air operators of these airspace restrictions in an effort to minimize
the impact of the restrictions on the travelling public.
    Special arrangements have been made for humanitarian and other
safety-related flights to use the airspace as required. General aviation
operations such as flight training schools and charter aircraft will be
affected during the restrictions.




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