Mon, May 05, 2003
Rep. Istook: "Mickey Mouse TFRs"
A leading member of Congress has a few questions
about what he calls the "Mickey Mouse TFRs" over Disney World in
Florida and Disneyland in California.
In a letter to Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, Rep.
Ernest Istook (R-OK), the new chairman of the House Transportation
Subcommittee, raised important questions about the legitimacy of
These TFRs were put in place after some vaguely worded language
restricting banner-towing operations over certain sporting events
was included in the 2003 FAA Appropriations Act.
Some lawmakers made it clear to the Department of Transportation
and FAA that the "intent of Congress" was to provide for flight
restrictions over the Disney theme parks as well.
But now Chairman Istook wants to know whether that represented
the intent of all members of the conference committee which wrote
"AOPA supports Chairman Istook's efforts to review the Disney
TFRs," said Andy Cebula, AOPA Senior Vice President for Government
and Technical Affairs. "Much as Mayor Daley did to justify
destroying Meigs Field in Chicago, others are also using 'national
security' as a ruse to place limits on general aviation for reasons
that have little to do with terrorist threats."
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