There is no official word from White House.
But Nantucket Memorial Airport public information officer Cameron Wood say it Safety of air traffic management system operations The team issued a temporary flight restriction Friday, saying Biden and his family would likely arrive within the week.
A temporary flight restriction, Woods said, dictates who can fly and where they can fly within the specified area. She said the airport had received flights of supplies in recent days – and was hopeful there would be more to come.
“The airport is really following all the guidelines and advice from the White House,” Woods said. Airport managers are fully cooperating with all necessary safety protocols that are advised, she said. “Beyond that, we’re really, really excited for President Biden to come back.
Nantucket police during Biden visit: ‘Same thing, just bigger’
Nantucket Police Lieutenant Angus MacVicar said Friday that they have handled visits from the Biden family differently over the years, tailoring their services based on his elected position. But MacVicar said the police department primarily plays a support role for the Secret Service.
“For eight years we did the exact same thing, since he was vice president,” MacVicar said. “Clearly, the group of Secret Service and support personnel has expanded significantly since he has been president. But it’s basically the same thing, just bigger.
The Police Department recognizes that supporting presidential security is unique. With a history of high-profile guests and residents, they are well prepared for the president’s visit, MacVicar said.
“For the community, it’s really neat to see the vice president, and now the president, walking freely, if you will, on the streets of Nantucket,” he said. “People in our community certainly appreciate that and recognize that. »
A tradition of visiting Nantucket at Thanksgiving
The Biden family has a tradition to spend Thanksgiving on Nantucket – almost every Thanksgiving therer the last 40 yearss, except in 2015 after the death of Beau Biden, President Biden’s son, and in 2020 when Biden remained in his Delaware home because of the pandemic.
American presidents have always had an affinity for the Cape and Islands. President John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy family have a long association with Hyannisport. President Barack Obama spent his summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard and later purchased a home in Edgartown. President Bill Clinton also vacationed on the Vineyard while in office.
In 2021, Biden was the first sitting president to spend a night on Nantucket since Ulysses S. Grant, according to the Inquirer and Mirror. Grant visited in the summer of 1874, but Biden seemed to prefer the fall peak.
Being elected vice president and then president changed Joe Biden’s travel habits
The Biden family has been known to take a ferry to Nantucket.
In 2008, and just after a historic election, Biden’s security kept him separated from other passengers in a small section on the ferry’s upper deck. Four years later, in 2012, just after another brutal but successful election campaign, Biden abandoned the surf and sand altogether – opting instead for Air Force Two, a modified Boeing 757, to fly to Nantucket.
After landing on the tarmac at Nantucket Memorial Airport, a motorcade of government vehicles took the Biden family away.
No matter how they arrive, the Bidens always manage to have a good time.
To have a walk in town
The Biden family enjoys mingling with the community along cobblestone Main Street and ordering a Christmas feast from Fields of interest Restaurant. In 2012, the current president got into cold water by Children’s beach during the annual fundraiser for Nantucket Athenaeum.
“It’s really wonderful that he’s down to earth enough to shake hands, say hello to lots of different kids (and) let people take pictures with him,” the board president said. administration of Nantucket Select. Gate of Dawn Friday.
The Bidens also like to go to church Sainte Marie and lighting the Main Street Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, Holdgate said.
“A lot of people at this level are a little standoffish,” Holdgate said. “The Bidens did not hesitate to go to the public places they have always gone to.”
Walker Armstrong reports on all things Cape and Islands, focusing primarily on the courts, transportation and the Joint Base Cape Cod military base. Contact him at WArmstrong@capecodonline.com. Follow him on Twitter:@jd__walker.
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