FAA Announces Airport Tower Closures

Friday the FAA announced 149 towers which will close over a four week period starting on april 7th. Local airports that could see a closed tower in idaho include: Idaho falls, hailey, lewiston, and pocatello. Summer Joy talked to the Pocatello Airport Manager, David Allen, to get a closer look into this situation and what the impacts could be.

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debch - 3/28/2013 5:26 PM
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This administration is all about hurting its people, with no sacrifices from them, they even voted themselves a raise last year. Airports in less populace areas are extremely important to local economies. Business that have been established may be greatly affected by these closures. Air safety WILL be impacted, it will be an accident waiting to happen! There is probably a law/policy/FAA procedure these closures would put the aorports in violation of. What about the airlines that service these areas? Will they decide not to go to these airports anymore and the less flights they perform, the less employees they will need. This action will mushroom out of control and instead of the Feds funding ATC towers, it will eventually be supplying Welfare to the unemployed that will result from the loss of jobs.
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