Closure of Ramona airport tower postponed

Closure of Ramona airport tower postponed

fox5sandiego.com

SAN DIEGO — Airport traffic control towers in Ramona, Pacoima, Riverside and Fullerton will remain open longer than expected, with the Federal Aviation Administration announcing Friday it was delaying the closures that were expected to begin this weekend as part of forced spending cuts under sequestration.

Some towers were expected to close beginning Sunday, with a tower in Lancaster scheduled to close April 21 and a tower in San Diego closing May 5.

The towers are located at Brown Field in San Diego, Ramona Airport, Riverside Municipal Airport, Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, Fullerton Municipal Airport and Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster.

The Southland locations were among 149 federal contract towers nationwide that were expected to close within a four-week period.

But the FAA announced Friday it was postponing the closures until June 15 to allow the agency to try to resolve legal challenges to some of the closures…

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