FAA relaxes rules about flying over Crawford ranch

April 1, 2010 11:08:50 AM PDT
The Federal Aviation Administration has relaxed restrictions of flying over former President George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. According to a Federal Register notice published this week, the FAA has reduced the closed airspace by about one-third now that the former president resides in Dallas.

The action restores previously restricted airspace to public use, according to the official journal of the federal government.

Still, the Federal Register notes the U.S. Secret Service recognizes the need for ongoing security for the prohibited area.

The former president and first lady Laura Bush moved to Dallas after leaving the White House.