13 Texas airports to lose air traffic controllers
Thirteen small Texas airports will lose staffing at their air traffic control facilities as the Federal Aviation Administration works to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget.
The FAA on Friday released a final list of 149 closings nationwide. The agency must cut $637 million from its budget for the fiscal year that ends in September.
On the list are several towers in the Central Texas area. Airports in San Marcos, Georgetown, Waco and New Braunfels all stand to lose their air traffic control towers.
Those airports will not be shut down, but pilots will have to coordinate takeoffs and landings by radio with no help from the ground.
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