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Views differ on how friendly skies will be without air control towers

April 9, 2013

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The head of the Mississippi Airports Association insists the federal budget cutting responsible for closing air control towers at five of Mississippi’s regional airports won’t jeopardize flight safety. On the other hand, the Federal Aviation Administration concluded in a 1990 study that the risk of a mid-air collision is three times greater around airports without […]

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With closing delay, localities gain time to find money for air control towers

April 8, 2013

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Mississippi airports preparing for a shutdown of control tower operations April 7 received a reprieve to June 15, a move the Federal Aviation Administration made in order to give localities time to determine if they can pay to keep the towers open. The shutdowns are a consequence of the federal budget sequester and affect 149 […]

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