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Presidential Visit: Communities Rattle as Somerset Airport Under a 'No Fly Zone' this Weekend

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During the president's visit this weekend to the Trump National Golf Club, there is a no-fly zone around the Bedminister facility.
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BEDMINSTER, NJ — Peace and quiet in some communities in Somerset and Union counties was broken by the sound of planes and helicopters on May 4, just as many were turning in for the night.  It was the eve of President Donald Trump's arrival for his weekend visit to Trump National Golf Club.

As a result, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has classified a 30-mile radius around Somerset Airport as "National Defense Airspace" through Sunday, May 7.

According to the notice on the FAA website, landings and takeoffs at Somerset Airport in Bedminster are restricted to approved law enforcement, military, secret service and presidential uses during the blackout period.

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Unauthorized aircraft in certain areas near Somerset Airport are subject to heavy civil penalties. Pilots who do not adhere to the procedures set forth in the notice "may be intercepted, detained and interviewed by law enforcement/security personnel."

The Bedminster Airport describes the the restriction as "a temporary flight restriction will radiate 30 nautical miles from that site and within 10 nautical miles of the golf course there will be a 'no-fly' zone, Somerset and Solberg Airports lie within that 10 nautical mile zone."

Solberg Airport in Readington is also covered by the temporary restriction.

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