The air traffic control tower at the Boca Raton Airport could close if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal to prevent deep cuts set to take effect Friday in defense and domestic programs – a move that airport officials said could leave some companies looking for another place to land their corporate jets.
Without a manned tower, pilots must monitor the airfield themselves during takeoffs and landings. Janet Sherr, the Director of Landside Operations at the Boca airport, said some corporations won’t fly their jets into airports without a tower because it is considered more risky.
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