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FAA closing tower at Wittman Regional Airport due to federal budget sequester cuts

FAA: 149 control towers to close at small airports

4:03 PM, Mar. 22, 2013
Air traffic controllers are shown in the control tower at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh in preparations for EAA AirVenture 2011. Oshkosh Northwestern photo by Adam Jungwirth
Air traffic controllers are shown in the control tower at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh in preparations for EAA AirVenture 2011. Oshkosh Northwestern photo by Adam Jungwirth
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WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday it would close 149 air-traffic control towers that direct flights at smaller airports across the country, including Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

The airports range from Phoenix Goodyear airport in Arizona to Ithaca Tompkins airport in Ithaca, N.Y. Also to see their towers shut: Sacramento Executive airport in California's state capital, St. Louis (Mo.) Regional and Philip Billard Municipal in Topeka, Kansas' state capital.

The list includes eight air traffic control towers in Wisconsin, including Eau ...

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