Biden expected to be in town beginning May 11

Federal Aviation Administration flight restriction notice lasts until Monday, May 13
May 10, 2024

It appears President Joe Biden will be in town this weekend, beginning late Saturday, May 11.

The White House has not issued an official travel notice, but the Federal Aviation Administration added a flight restriction notice May 9, saying a restriction would be put in place, beginning at 9:15 p.m., Saturday, May 11. The restriction is in place until 12:15 p.m., Monday, May 13.

Here’s a list of security measures taken when Biden is in town:

  • Gordons Pond users could see restrictions. The park’s parking lot is just around the corner from Biden’s home and is used as a landing site for Marine One.
  • If Biden decides to drive, motorists on Route 1 should be prepared for delays. By road, there’s really only one way to his house – southbound on Route 1, then through Rehoboth Beach. As the presidential motorcade makes its way south, police and state personnel sit at all intersections blocking traffic.
  • The FAA’s temporary flight restrictions limit use of the airspace – including drones – from Dover south to Ocean City, Md., and west to the Maryland border.
  • The Coast Guard establishes security zones in the ocean area immediately in front of North Shores beach and in the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.

Biden typically doesn’t do too much when he’s in town for these long weekends, but he does sometimes. If he does, send photos to reporter Chris Flood at

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