'Sequester' could close Flying Cloud Airport's control tower

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Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie could lose its air traffic control tower if automatic federal budget cuts go into effect on March 1, Eden Prairie News reports.

Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration released a list of about 240 federally funded control towers throughout the country facing closure as a result of the sequester.

“Our hope is that they will find another way to make the budget cuts necessary without doing that," Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan told the newspaper. “The airport can operate without a control tower, but it certainly does add an extra level of safety and efficiency and we would hate to lose that.”

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