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Businesses at Lantana Airport make adjustments

Posted at 6:05 PM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 22:44:38-04

President Trump is not going to be in Palm Beach County this weekend.

With that in mind, businesses at Lantana Airport are taking advantage, but also altering business plans to make up for money lost.

The Secret Service told county leaders this week they will not change policy and allow planes to take off and land when President Trump is in town.

Sheldon Fogg, who calls himself a "hangar" pilot, says businesses are adjusting. "Now you see there's a lot more activity during the week."

Palm Beach Flight Training is now booking more customers during the week and taking advantage of weekends the president is not in town.

Jorge Gonzalez with Skyward Advertising is now focusing on his drone business to make up for all the money he's lost. "Sitting around $65,000 lost."

He is also taking advantage of weekdays. "Picked up a couple contracts to fly in other areas so we've moved the airplane and worked in other areas," said Gonzalez.

With the president making it clear Mar-a-Lago will be a common destination, businesses are coping as best they can.

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