Trump to return to Oahu for Air Force One refueling stop
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Trump to return to Oahu for Air Force One refueling stop

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    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, on Nov. 4, on their way to Japan at the start of his Asia trip. Trump is expected back on Oahu Tuesday for an Air Force One refueling stop.

President Donald J. Trump is expected to stop over at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an Air Force One refueling stop Tuesday morning en route to Washington D.C. following a 12-day trip to Asia.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued temporary flight restrictions from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday around the island of Oahu due to “VIP movement.” The entire island of Oahu is restricted, and encompasses many aircraft operations, including flight training, gliders, parachutes, hot air balloons and hang gliding. Commercial and cargo flights, as well as approved air ambulance flights, are not subject to the restrictions.

Trump’s schedule tomorrow includes participation in the 12th Annual Annual East Asia Summit Head of State and Government Luncheon, followed by the 12th East Asia Summit plenary session at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila, according to a White House press release. Later in the afternoon, President Trump is scheduled to depart Ninoy-Aquino International Airport in Manila for Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii en route to Washington D.C. He is expected to arrive at Hickam some time around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, and depart for Washington about 90 minutes later.

The president and first lady Melania Trump spent just over 18 hours on Oahu on Nov. 3 and 4 on their way to Asia. During that overnight stopover, the presidential motorcade closed H-1 and other roads several times as the Trumps traveled between Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Waikiki, where the first couple stayed.

There are no public events scheduled for Tuesday’s stopover, and city officials have issued no warnings about road closures or other disruptions.

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