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Flight restrictions in Lee County ahead of VIP arrival, likely VP Pence

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Posted at 8:11 AM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 08:12:00-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The FAA is employing temporary flight restrictions in Fort Myers and Sanibel on Thursday due to “VIP Movement”.

Flight restrictions begin Thursday at Southwest Florida International airport between 11:15 am and 12:15 pm. That means no one can fly over the area, with the exception of scheduled aircraft at RSW, and emergency aircraft.

Another flight restriction will be in effect over Sanibel Island for a 3-mile radius beginning at noon Thursday through 11 am Sunday.

That usually means someone with a high profile, like the president or the vice president, is making a visit.

That likely means that Vice President Mike Pence and his family are on their way. They have come to Sanibel several times in the past.