A presidential no-fly zone saw two military fighter jets intercept two Middle Tennessee private planes Thursday afternoon.
NORAD confirms that a military jet was scrambled in the Dickson area to intercept a private aircraft. According to officials, the fighter deployed flares near the aircraft that had wandered into restricted air space.
A no-fly zone was activated for the presidential debate on Thursday.
Approximately two hours later, at 4:40 pm, an F-16 was scrambled over Spring Hill to intercept another private aircraft that wandered into civilian airspace.
According to the FAA, the no-fly zone extended 32 nautical miles from Nashville.
These incidents involving civilian pilots and changing TFR’s (temporary flight Restrictions) happen more often than you think, and usually end without incident like the two that took place Thursday in the skies over Middle Tennessee.