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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    There is no reason for the government to be paying anything for private airports. Those are for-profit businesses - and some MEGA profit businesses.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    There is no reason for the government to be paying anything for private airports. Those are for-profit businesses - and some MEGA profit businesses.
    Airports and ATC are 2 seperate entitites. However if you privatize ATC like many other countries have done and this thread wouldnt even exist.
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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    There is no reason for the government to be paying anything for private airports. Those are for-profit businesses - and some MEGA profit businesses.
    People need to stop using the term "private airports" because they're doing it wrong. The government doesn't pay anything for private airports.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    Airports and ATC are 2 seperate entitites. However if you privatize ATC like many other countries have done and this thread wouldnt even exist.
    The Canadians have a privatized ATC system and it's awful. There are fees for doing anything. edit: Good news, looks like they got rid of some of it and have a mostly weight-based fee system.
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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    People need to stop using the term "private airports" because they're doing it wrong. The government doesn't pay anything for private airports.



    The Canadians have a privatized ATC system and it's awful. There are fees for doing anything. edit: Good news, looks like they got rid of some of it and have a mostly weight-based fee system.
    Canadian ATC is one of the best in the world. Has much newer equipment than US system and the fees arent killing anyone.
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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    There is no reason for the government to be paying anything for private airports. Those are for-profit businesses - and some MEGA profit businesses.
    The thing is that the federal government control ALL the airspace starting at about 1000 above the ground. So what's important is that those folks who happen to own a private airport can coordinate that traffic going out and coming in, with the FAA, so everybody is on the same playbook.

    Anyway, it looks like my home airport is going to survive the cut.

    Most airports in the US are uncontrolled, so I don't see the big deal. I'm in favor of reduced spending.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    The thing is that the federal government control ALL the airspace starting at about 1000 above the ground. So what's important is that those folks who happen to own a private airport can coordinate that traffic going out and coming in, with the FAA, so everybody is on the same playbook.

    Anyway, it looks like my home airport is going to survive the cut.

    Most airports in the US are uncontrolled, so I don't see the big deal. I'm in favor of reduced spending.
    Many of the closed airports will get along just fine without their tower. I'm actually more concerned with the reduced staffing at the busier airports.
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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well around us they are Shutting down Gary Airport Tower and some of the Private Fields.....course once again blaming sequester cuts. Although if I was some of these millionaires and billionaires. I think they could build their own towers and hire their own people for Private fields. Which if it affects these types and business. Then they should also be able to turn around and make the Democrats and Obama pay the price.
    We could always close former Senator Murtha's private airport now that hes dead.

    Murtha Airport, brought to you by American taxpayers

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    We could always close former Senator Murtha's private airport now that hes dead.

    Murtha Airport, brought to you by American taxpayers
    Rule from beyond the grave. Tom Paine wrote about that.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah, I definitely could see them getting rid of some pencil pushers and Middle management, myself. Course yesterday Obama thrw up another 200 Million to Jordan to help take care of Syrian Refugees. Why are we paying for Syrian Refugees in Jordan? I think that 200 million could have helped keep some of the Towers open. Especially the One in Ogden Utah situated around Military Flights.

    But that's Okay.....Obama can keep on taking the hit. Each and everytime he throws money overseas. People are hurting here and even they won't go for the lies much longer while watching Team Obama give money to other Countries.
    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Who do you think those you mentioned would cut first. Air traffic Controllers or Pencil pushing shirts that sit in offices? What about sales and advertising? Middle management?
    Do you know anything about the FAA, anything at all, which supports this opinion? You seem to have literally just made up this opinion right here in your posts and are now defending it as if its cold hard fact.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Do you know anything about the FAA, anything at all, which supports this opinion? You seem to have literally just made up this opinion right here in your posts and are now defending it as if its cold hard fact.
    Try reading the whole thread.....before coming along and trying to think for another. What did the question confuse you? Or did you get Upset because someone mention YOUR MAN Obama.

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