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  •  I don't see it as controlling access to it. (4+ / 0-)

    I see it as being responsible for the flight operations within that limited zone.  So the FAA is permitting this zone excluding air traffic.  And the exception is air traffic for the express purpose for the request - operations in support of the cleanup.  That is step one.  Step 2 is who gets to control those flight operations and to say who is part of the operations - Exxon because it is their operation.  The alternative would be to not have any exclusion and leave the FAA in control of all the flight operations. Which would be inefficient and serve only to bog down the operations to some degree.  In other words why bother with the restricted area for the operation if in the end the people in charge of the overall management of the airspace are in control of that airspace as well.

    "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

    by newfie on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 05:41:48 AM PDT

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    •  true (1+ / 0-)
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      I guess I just can not see why the FAA can still not handle that unless it's just that it's been so degraded by the GOP that it doesn't have the capablity. I'd much rather the government handle that so that requests by news agencies could be field with at least some expectation of being granted is all.

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      I am what I am

      by duhban on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 03:49:02 PM PDT

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      •  Actually reading the story again (0+ / 0-)

        what was quoted was

        "only relief aircraft operations under direction of Tom Suhrhoff"
        That is a description of what craft are allowed to fly in that bubble.  

        "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

        by newfie on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 08:15:49 PM PDT

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