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KILG to close tower?

Read letter from FAA and download list of airports. These cuts will also affect safety officers and certification processes.

173 small-to-medium size airports have been given notice their air-traffic control personnel will be cut by April 7. Another 16 control towers would end operations by September 30.The FAA has given airports until March 13 to appeal the decision and show it is in the "national interest" to keep them open. The FAA will finalize its closings list by March 18.

I met my state senator last night and mentioned that Wilmington tower might close because to sequestering. She said, "No way, the vice president flies in there!" It looks like Vice President Biden might have made other plans. This report has him riding Amtrak again. However, the secret service might not agree.