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Flight restrictions in place for Obama grad speech

PHOENIX — Most aircraft will be barred from flying within 12 miles of Arizona State University’s Tempe campus for several hours Wednesday evening because of President Barack Obama’s visit.

The Federal Aviation Administration says only airline, law enforcement and air ambulance aircraft will be allowed to fly in that zone between 5:30 p.m. and 10:05 p.m. That will stop private operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor, Scottsdale, Falcon Field and Chandler airports.

From 12 to 30 miles from the airport, pilots will only be allowed to fly if air traffic controllers can handle their requests. Pilots must have filed flight plans, use transponders and be talking to controllers.

Obama is making the commencement address at ASU’s Sun Devil Stadium.

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