Trump may visit Orlando, Palm Beach on Friday

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President Donald Trump heads to the Palm Beach International Airport following an earlier weekend visit to Palm Beach. (Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post)

President Donald Trump appears to be planning a trip to Orlando on Friday even as he’s planning his fourth presidential visit to Mar-a-Lago.

On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration warned pilots to expect the kinds restrictions around Orlando that typically accompany Trump’s visits: Flight restrictions 0f about 35 miles and an even stricter restriction of about 11 nautical miles. Those restrictions have been a hallmark of Trump’s visits, but not of trips by Vice President Mike Pence.

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Last week, the FAA warned pilots to expect Trump-level flight restrictions around Palm Beach from this Friday through Sunday. The announcement is similar to earlier guidance that presaged a Trump visit.

One weekend’s visit included at least a dozen airspace violations, with five airplanes being intercepted by F-15 fighter jets or a government helicopter, The Palm Beach Post has reported.

No times and details have been announced for this week’s VIP trips, so it’s not confirmed that Trump is visiting either location, much less what order. However, on the last visit Trump stopped by Charleston, S.C., on the way to Palm Beach, then made a separate side trip Saturday to Melbourne, where he held a rally with money from his 2020 campaign.

 

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