Thursday, October 25, 2012

Control tower in reach?

DESTIN, Fla. -- After years of discussion, an air traffic control tower at the Destin Airport is closer. A traffic tower would allow for simultaneous launches of planes at Destin and the Northwest Florida Regional Airport at Eglin Air Force Base. Right now planes at Destin must wait while traffic clears at Eglin. An air traffic control tower was approved earlier this year by the FAA. The county still must opt to proceed, and an environmental assessment will have to be done. (Source: Destin Log, 10/23/12)