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    Re: FAA Makes NO FLY ZONE Over Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture

    Probably don't want no darn rotor wash flinging oil (pronounced like earl) up on the razorbacks. Them be good eatin'.

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    Re: FAA Makes NO FLY ZONE Over Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Of course the FAA did not request this.

    Exxon Mobil requested it, and the FAA complied, even though it's absolutely unnecessary, just as the No Fly over Deepwater Horizon was unnecessary.

    The cynic would say the FAA is doing what private industry wants, to help conceal the damage.
    Oh yeah, and big bag of money showed up at FAA HQ to help them make up their minds.
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    Re: FAA Makes NO FLY ZONE Over Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture

    Cleanup Operations Progress in Mayflower, AR

    Lake Conway remains oil free.



    This doesn't seem to jibe with the footage and other first hand accounts.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: FAA Makes NO FLY ZONE Over Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture

    Totally standard procedure for any disaster area, wildfires, crashes, whatever. It's to keep the airspace clear for aircraft involved in the cleanup process.

    And the no-fly zones are small enough to where if you really wanted footage of the area you could still get it.

    Unnecessary? Relief pilots will have their attention focused downwards. The guy in the news copter? Also looking downwards. Not focused on looking for each other.
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    Re: FAA Makes NO FLY ZONE Over Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Oh yeah, and big bag of money showed up at FAA HQ to help them make up their minds.
    I doubt that very much. Probably you're just kidding.

    No, government does not do the bidding of industry.

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    Re: FAA Makes NO FLY ZONE Over Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    They do this over every forest fire, natural disaster, or sporting event. It really is very routine.
    You are right that it is routine in this day and age.

    But most of the time, it is unnecessary, very much like the Presidential TFRs.

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    Re: FAA Makes NO FLY ZONE Over Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    The difference being that the helicopters can maneuver through the ocean water but can't maneuver through the trees?

    I don't understand how the airspace over the ocean is somehow less encumbered than airspace over land.

    The rationale is that there's not enough airspace for more than one helicopter?


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    Media Faces Barriers Covering Arkansas Oil Spill | KUAR

    On Wednesday morning, the news media – including KUAR News – had been told they would be allowed to follow Attorney General Dustin McDaniel as he toured the oil spill site, but less than 90 seconds into the tour the media was told to leave by Exxon and local authorities.
    KARK News Director Kellerman says this brings up some other concerns.
    "I guess what concerns me is, 'Who's in charge, and does Exxon have the ability to tell people where they can go?' Whether it's a homeowner, whether it's the media, my understanding is that Exxon can't tell anyone where to go," says Kellerman.

    Has Exxon admitted yet that the crap has made its way to Lake Conway?

    Iirc, as of just before the release of Adam Randall's footage, Exxon had been saying that the lake had been spared.
    People I know in the area had been saying differently from day one.

    The day that Adam Randall's footage as released was the day the no fly zone was created.

    It stinks of big money and small town corruption, imho.
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    Re: FAA Makes NO FLY ZONE Over Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Totally standard procedure for any disaster area, wildfires, crashes, whatever. It's to keep the airspace clear for aircraft involved in the cleanup process.

    And the no-fly zones are small enough to where if you really wanted footage of the area you could still get it.

    Unnecessary? Relief pilots will have their attention focused downwards. The guy in the news copter? Also looking downwards. Not focused on looking for each other.
    Not to mention if an aircraft crashed on the effected area, igniting the spilled oil.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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