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

    CHICAGO (AP) — Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday released a final list of 149 air traffic control towers that it will close at small airports around the country starting early next month.



    The closures will not force any of those airports to shut down, but pilots will be left to coordinate takeoffs and landings among themselves over a shared radio frequency with no help from ground controllers. Those procedures are familiar to all pilots.

    Airlines have yet to say whether they will continue offering service to airports that lose tower staff. The trade group Airlines for America said its member carriers have no plans to cancel or suspend flights as a result of the closures.

    The agency is also still considering eliminating overnight shifts at 72 additional air traffic facilities, including some at major airports like Chicago's Midway International and General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee. There was no word Friday on when that decision will come.....snip~

    FAA to close 149 air traffic towers under cuts
    Associated Press – 9 hrs ago<<<<<More here way more.



    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.

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

    Hmm wouldnt it be better to just lay off FAA office staff? I know that wouldnt have as big a political impact and maybe might show that the FAA works fine without them so I guess they cant do that!
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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    Hmm wouldnt it be better to just lay off FAA office staff? I know that wouldnt have as big a political impact and maybe might show that the FAA works fine without them so I guess they cant do that!
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    CHICAGO (AP) — Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday released a final list of 149 air traffic control towers that it will close at small airports around the country starting early next month.



    The closures will not force any of those airports to shut down, but pilots will be left to coordinate takeoffs and landings among themselves over a shared radio frequency with no help from ground controllers. Those procedures are familiar to all pilots.

    Airlines have yet to say whether they will continue offering service to airports that lose tower staff. The trade group Airlines for America said its member carriers have no plans to cancel or suspend flights as a result of the closures.

    The agency is also still considering eliminating overnight shifts at 72 additional air traffic facilities, including some at major airports like Chicago's Midway International and General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee. There was no word Friday on when that decision will come.....snip~

    FAA to close 149 air traffic towers under cuts
    Associated Press – 9 hrs ago<<<<<More here way more.



    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.
    Isn't stuff like this what conservatives and the Tea Party wanted anyways?

    If we're going to have drastic cuts to the budget, don't be surprised when they're drastic.

    I'm not blaming the Tea Party or conservatives or Republicans for this stuff. In fact, I'm wondering why they aren't taking credit for these measures to cut government spending, which their rhetoric has always supported.
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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Isn't stuff like this what conservatives and the Tea Party wanted anyways?

    If we're going to have drastic cuts to the budget, don't be surprised when they're drastic.

    I'm not blaming the Tea Party or conservatives or Republicans for this stuff. In fact, I'm wondering why they aren't taking credit for these measures to cut government spending, which their rhetoric has always supported.
    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?

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

    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?
    I'm pretty sure that pencil pushers that sit in offices are going to get laid off due to sequestration as well.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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

    This is what happens after a period of 35 years when you deregulate the airline industry, which I believe the process began in 1978. Politicians now know the answer to what happens, although it's a question I don't think they ever cared knowing the answer to, along with all the other changes that have happened to the airline industry during that time. I would like to point out that Obama wasn't a politician when all this crap started, so it isn't his fault.
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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I'm pretty sure that pencil pushers that sit in offices are going to get laid off due to sequestration as well.
    Isn't the FAA notorious for having several VPs?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Isn't the FAA notorious for having several VPs?
    I don't know.

    But just because they may have several VPs doesn't necessarily mean that the FAA doesn't need several VPs.

    The FAA is quite a large organization, after all.
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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Balls View Post
    This is what happens after a period of 35 years when you deregulate the airline industry, which I believe the process began in 1978. Politicians now know the answer to what happens, although it's a question I don't think they ever cared knowing the answer to, along with all the other changes that have happened to the airline industry during that time. I would like to point out that Obama wasn't a politician when all this crap started, so it isn't his fault.
    Well actually to be honest.....most Pols over the Last 30 years could be said that its not their fault too. No matter which side of the Aisle they are on. Although in this day and age of being Politically Correct. This would fall under Obamas Watch Completely. Despite the problems of Deregulation or over burdening regulations, as well as any other factors.

    See all those Hundreds of Millions of Dollars going overseas to help other people in other countries. Tends to put that in a real perspective. Especially when crying about Cuts!

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