Topic of the Week: Do You Feel Safe Flying into an Airport Without a Tower?

As the government continues to fail to do anything about the sequester cuts, the time has come to start closing control towers this weekend. Though these are mostly smaller airports, there are some with commercial service. I haven’t heard anything about airlines walking away just because the tower is closing. For example, Frontier is going to keep operating in Trenton. Does this make you nervous at all?

(Personally, I have no concerns. Airplanes operate at less busy airports without a tower all the time. They just use radio frequencies to coordinate. Close the tower at JFK? I think I’ll pass.)

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