It's Final; La Crosse Airport to Lose Controllers
La Crosse's airport is on the final list of those that will lose air traffic controllers if sequester cuts are allowed to stay in place. The FAA says 173 regional airports across the nation will lose their air traffic towers on April 7th because of the forced federal spending cuts. The agency says it will consider removing towers from the list based on individual appeals but also says those appeals aren't likely to be successful. Eight airports in Wisconsin are on the list of those to lose their air traffic controllers. The FAA says, at airports like La Crosse, flights can be controlled at more distant FAA facilities with pilots having the responsibility to communicate with each other upon approach.