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Budget Cuts To Shut Down Six D.C. Area Airport Towers

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Six airport control towers in the Washington region are shutting down due to federal budget cuts.

The six are among 149 closures announced by the Federal Aviation Administration this week. The towers will close starting early next month as the federal agency trims millions of dollars from its budget because of the ongoing battle in Congress.

The airports include Lynchburg Regional in Virginia Frederick Municipal in Maryland and Martin State outside of Baltimore. Airfields in Easton, Hagerstown and Salisbury, Md. also are affected.

The closures will not force the airports to shutdown. Instead, pilots will be tasked with coordinating takeoffs and landings on their own. Those procedures are familiar to all licensed pilots.

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