Oklahoma airports will lose control towers


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Updated: 3/22/2013 2:29 pm Published: 3/06/2013 11:33 am


Four Oklahoma airports are among the dozens of small airports where control towers will close due to sequestration.

Towers at Lawton-Fort Sill Regional, University of Oklahoma Westheimer, Wiley Post and Stillwater Regional are on the list provided by the FAA. Officials say the airports have until March 13th to fight to keep their towers open. Two other Oklahoma towers were on the list for possible closure, but will remain open.

Those closures will begin in early April and remain closed until the FAA has increased funding to operate them. Federal Air Traffic controllers also face furloughs because of the budget cuts.


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BrideyMurphy - 3/25/2013 11:06 PM
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Well yeah Airports will lose their control towers and everyone will have to figure out how to fly without running into each other, a few Americans might be killed in mid-air collisions, but on the bright side, aren't you glad Obama could send all those billions to Egypt and the muslim brotherhood...that is much important than poor kids having breakfast at school and all those old folks who can't cook for themselves or go out to get food having those meals delivered to them....so stop complaining, your president is paying attention to his priorities.
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