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Air traffic control facilities at three Pennsylvania and airports will close down as a result of budget cuts, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.
Capital City Airport in Harrisburg, Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe and Lancaster Airport in Lancaster were included on the FAA’s final list of 149 air traffic control facilities that will close nationwide starting early next month.
In New Jersey, the traffic control tower at Trenton-Mercer Airport will close.
The closures will not force the shutdown of any of those airports, but pilots will be left to coordinate takeoffs and landings among themselves over a shared radio frequency with no help from ground controllers under procedures that all pilots are trained to carry out (this should work out well–ed.)
“We are extremely disappointed with the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to close the contract air traffic control tower … due to sequestration,” said Timothy Edwards, executive director of the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority, owner and operator of Capital City.
And it’s happening elsewhere.
Have you noticed how, now the sequestrian waltz has started, everyone is shouting
NOOOOOOO! Cut the other guy’s stuff!