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July 29, 2015

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FAA relocating Vegas air tours during Obama visit

The Federal Aviation Administration going to restrict air space around Las Vegas from Sunday evening to Wednesday afternoon while President Barack Obama is in town.

An FAA statement issued Friday says eight local Grand Canyon sightseeing tour companies will be able to use nearby Jean Airport during that time.

Jean is 25 miles south of the Las Vegas Strip. Several other area airports will be closed to general aviation.

Commercial traffic at McCarran International Airport won't be affected.

Two helicopter air tour companies also will be able to conduct night sightseeing tours out of McCarran.

The president plans a campaign event late Sunday at a Las Vegas high school.

He's scheduled to stay at a resort in Henderson southeast of Las Vegas to hold campaign debate practice sessions.

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