Every Pilot knows that when the U.S. President, or other VIP's with the same status, is coming to your City, Town or State, the FAA issues what's called a TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions) which basically means a pilot had better be on a IFR Flight Plan to/from any airports within this TFR. Exemptions are approved Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting, Military Aircraft directly supporting the United S...tates Secret Service (USSS
) and the Office of the Vice President of the United States, and MEDEVAC/Air Ambulance Flights.
I don't know thw whole story yet, but when one arrives to your airport, escorted by U.S. Fighters, then is directed to a secluded part of the airport (KLGB's Run-up area), met by Heavily Armed Airport and City of Long Beach Police, Aircraft Searched and Baggage Removed ........................ One can only guess what happened. Unfortunitely I missed the Pilot becoming aquainted with the asphalt.
I'd love to know the excuse, I'll keep ya posted if I hear anything.