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    FAA Makes NO FLY ZONE Over Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture

    FAA Makes NO FLY ZONE Over Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture - YouTube


    Hmmm FAA doesnt want people flying over anymore? I wonder why? Maybe cuz its so ****ty they dont want the public to see the reality? I think so, same thing happened with the BP oil spill..


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    FAA Makes NO FLY ZONE Over Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture - YouTube

    Hmmm FAA doesnt want people flying over anymore? I wonder why?
    First of all, it's local authorities who requested the ban.

    FAA puts no-fly zone over Arkansas oil spill with Exxon employee in charge ? RT USA

    Lynn Lunsford, a spokesperson for the FAA, revealed that the restriction was requested by local disaster officials and that the order would eventually be amended to include news helicopters.

    “They are using at least one helicopter to provide aerial support for the cleanup,” Lunsford said. “For safety reasons, they asked us to protect the airspace 1,000 feet above the area to allow the aircraft to move as needed.”
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    Mr. Lunsford said local disaster response officials requested the restriction on flights because they are using "at least one" helicopter to move crews and to spot oil that can't be seen from the ground.

    "The pilot of the helicopter needs to be able to move about freely without potential conflicts with other aircraft," Mr. Lunsford wrote in an email. He said similar restrictions are regularly put in place when aircraft are used in disaster response

    Read more: No-Fly Zone in Place Over Arkansas Pipeline Spill Site | Fox Business
    So

    1. The FAA didn't request this.
    2. This "ban" will be amended to allow news helicopters to film.
    3. It's done out of a pragmatic reason - it's not as if this is an oil spill in the middle of the ocean where there is plenty of space for aircraft to navigate through.

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    If the point is a media black out, they're doing a pretty ****ty job at stopping news crews on the ground from filming the issue.
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    Re: FAA Makes NO FLY ZONE Over Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    First of all, it's local authorities who requested the ban.

    FAA puts no-fly zone over Arkansas oil spill with Exxon employee in charge ? RT USA



    Second of all:



    So

    1. The FAA didn't request this.
    2. This "ban" will be amended to allow news helicopters to film.
    3. It's done out of a pragmatic reason - it's not as if this is an oil spill in the middle of the ocean where there is plenty of space for aircraft to navigate through.

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    If the point is a media black out, they're doing a pretty ****ty job at stopping news crews on the ground from filming the issue.

    Thanks for the clarification


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    3. It's done out of a pragmatic reason - it's not as if this is an oil spill in the middle of the ocean where there is plenty of space for aircraft to navigate through.
    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 TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Hmmm FAA doesnt want people flying over anymore? I wonder why? Maybe cuz its so ****ty they dont want the public to see the reality? I think so, same thing happened with the BP oil spill..
    all you need to do is to pay attention to the the news to understand what's going on with this oil spill. don't listen to some stupid youtube video.

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

    FAA amends no-fly order | TheCabin.net - Conway, Arkansas

    An FAA spokesman said the orders are usually set up by disaster response managers.
    A no-fly zone was put in place during a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
    I may be wrong.

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

    B.S.

    From the FAA website:
    Center: On the LITTLE ROCK VORTAC (LIT) 319 degree radial at 22.4 nautical miles. (Latitude: 34º58'55"N, Longitude: 92º26'42"W)
    Radius: 5 nautical miles
    Altitude: From the surface up to and including 1000 feet AGL
    Anyone can fly in this area, they just can't go below 1000 feet because there is a helicopter operating at that altitude. News helicopters have cameras that are powerful enough to capture the scene without interfering with this support helicopter, so there is a reason you're only hearing about this blackout on youtube.

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

    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.

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

    They do this over every forest fire, natural disaster, or sporting event. It really is very routine.
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    Re: FAA Makes NO FLY ZONE Over Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture

    Really? I'm surprised that flies even hang around a place like that. Seriously, I don't think anyone is trying to cover up anything. There's no shortage of news coverage, and it doesn't appear that anything sinister is going on.

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