A November 2018 story that has been recently resurrected in the media was about Donald Trump claiming that he didn't make a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris by helicopter because the weather was inappropriate for travel
Donald Trump has claimed it was too rainy for his presidential helicopter to fly him to a cemetery filled with US World War One soldiers. The president hit back at reports he’d canceled the 2018 trip after branding the Great War dead ‘losers’ and feared for his hairstyle, saying: ‘I went to Paris, I was all set to go.
‘They had a rainstorm the likes of which you’ve rarely seen. The fog was so great, it was as dense as I’ve ever seen and i almost knew that you couldn’t use the helicopter…the helicopter would have been very quick, but the helicopter could never fly in that weather.’
Bolton says the visit was canceled because the rain complicated helicopter travel, and the drive would have taken too long.
Would it have been risky/dangerous (at the level of care appropriate for a President) for that type of helicopter to have flown over that distance and terrain on that day?