FAA Implements No-Fly Zone Over Trump Tower Through Inauguration Day

PHOTO: Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn seen on Nov. 7, 2016 in New York City. The city is on a heightened state of alert after federal authorities warned of a possible terrorist attack before the U.S. election.PlayJohn Moore/Getty Images
WATCH FAA Implements No-Fly Zone Over Trump Tower

The Federal Aviation Administration has established a no-fly zone, effective immediately, over midtown Manhattan until Jan. 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump is scheduled to be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.

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The FAA's order cites "VIP movement" as the reason, and the zone prohibits airplane, helicopter and drone flights below 3,000 feet and within a 2-nautical-mile radius of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. The notice to airmen, or NOTAM, exempts military, Secret Service and emergency flights.

A representative for the FAA was not immediately able to answer whether or how New York City–area airports will be affected by the change.