PHOTO: Trump Tower. (Photo via Flickr/Brad)
With Donald Trump having officially been elected as the 45th U.S. President, security surrounding New York City's Trump Tower will be ramped up over the next two months before the President-elect is able to move into the White House.
According to the Daily Intelligencer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued new flight restrictions in the skies above Manhattan in an effort to secure Trump's 58-story midtown skyscraper.
The "Notice to Airmen" issued by the FAA bans pilots from flying within two nautical miles of the southeastern corner of Central Park or approximately four blocks north of Trump Tower. Aircraft will be prohibited from flying below 2,999 feet in the area. However military aircraft assisting the Secret Service, police and emergency aircraft are exempt from these restrictions.
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Originally in place for Election Night, the Daily Intelligencer reports that the notice has been extended until Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017.
Once in the White House, Trump will be protected by existing restrictions preventing pilots from flying too close to the President's primary Washington, D.C. residence.
While the notice is temporary, it's likely to be met with frustration from recreational pilots, the Daily Intelligencer points out, since it all but shuts down a popular flight space for a period of two-plus months.