BenRoethig wrote:The FAA has closed the DBQ tower as part of the sequestrian. What this means for commercial aviation for the UD flight school, I don't know.
Des Moineser wrote:BenRoethig wrote:The FAA has closed the DBQ tower as part of the sequestrian. What this means for commercial aviation for the UD flight school, I don't know.
Ankeny has more daily traffic and lacks a tower, it sorts itself out well enough. Safety will not be compromised, but efficiency will. Dubuque sees about 120 operations per day and most general aviation VFR traffic will handle itself. IFR airline and general aviation, along with the occasional VFR emergency/weather/etc. situation, will be handled by Chicago Center, which will probably push them a little harder in that sector.
I am surprised that Waterloo and Sioux City dropped off the sequester list and Dubuque stayed on, Waterloo has only a little more than half of the daily operations of DBQ. Sioux City has even fewer daily operations and retained their tower and approach as well. The big surprise to me, not in this state, Sacramento Executive airport with 400 daily operations is losing their tower. That's what Des Moines handles on a busy day.
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