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An air traffic controller monitors flights (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Air Traffic Tower Closures Will Strip Safety Net

The planned shutdown of nearly 240 air traffic control towers across the country under federal budget cuts will strip away an extra layer of safety during takeoffs and landings, leaving pilots to manage the most critical stages of flight on their own.

03/15/2013

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Md. Airports Make Plea to Keep Control Towers

Just one year ago, Frederick Municipal Airport debuted a new, $5 million air traffic control tower paid for by the federal stimulus legislation.

03/12/2013

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