Buttle's World

19 October, 2009

Grounded

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 21:00

Since 9/11 the Secret Service has been going way overboard on presidential security. Others are jumping on The Messiah for this, but I doubt it’s His fault. When He goes anywhere now there is an absurd, 10-mile radius no-fly zone installed. When the center of that zone is downtown San Francisco a lot of businesses get hurt, like my home FBO, Oakland Flyers.

Jim Gray, the owner of the club, is not taking it lying down. He is sending Dear Leader and the DNC a bill for the club’s losses while the planes are grounded.

Good for Jim.

There’s a reasonable need for security, of course. But General Aviation aircraft are really not much of a threat, and this kind of thing is overkill. Pity the poor pilots near presidential retreats during vacations. They get shut down for weeks at a time. It’s stupid.

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