Plans to keep residents and dignitaries ‘safe’ during the 2012 NATO Summit Chicago include a no-fly zone, with a shoot-to-kill warning for those who break the ban.
As CBS 2 reports, the US government is informing small plane pilots that if they enter the no-fly zone during the summit, they might be shot down. This is no joke.
It will be enforced for May 19 to May 21.
The flight advisory was issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. The advisory bans non-commercial aircraft from flying within 10 nautical miles of downtown Chicago at altitudes below 18,000 feet.
A large security zone around McCormick Place will be off limits to Chicagoans, and the Museum Campus, Lake Shore Drive and several major expressways and streets will be shut down before or during the NATO Summit, under a plan revealed on Friday. Metra and South Shore commuters will be able to ride the trains that run under McCormick Place.
They may be subject to TSA-style pat downs and screenings and they can expect delays for security sweeps.
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