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"No-Fly Zone" Over Chicago During NATO Summit

The "no-fly" zone will be in place from May 19 to May 21 as part of NATO security measures

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    A Temporary Flight Restriction issued this week states the "no-fly" zone will be in place from May 19 to May 21 as part of NATO security measures.

    The Federal Aviation Administration will impose a "no-fly zone" over Chicago during the NATO Summit, and private-plane pilots will be intercepted and detained if they violate restrictions.

    A Temporary Flight Restriction issued this week states the "no-fly" zone will be in place from May 19 to May 21 as part of NATO security measures. No plane will be allowed to fly within 10 nautical miles of downtown Chicago and not below 18,000 feet.

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    The flight restriction notice further states the government "may use deadly force against the airborne aircraft, if it is determined that the aircraft poses an imminent security threat."

    The only planes allowed within the 10-mile "inner core" include regularly scheduled commercial passenger planes and approved law enforcement, air ambulance flights and military aircraft directly supporting the U.S. Secret Service

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    All aircraft flying between 10 and 30 miles of downtown Chicago must be limited to planes arriving or departing local airfields, the restriction states.

    No flight training, model aircraft operations, banner towing operations and balloon operations, among other operations, will be allowed.