TSA http://blog.wlrn.org en Update: FAA Closes Boca Raton, North Perry Control Towers, Spares Opa-locka http://blog.wlrn.org/post/update-faa-closes-boca-raton-north-perry-control-towers-spares-opa-locka <p></p><p></p><p>North Perry and Boca Raton airports are among 149 small facilities nationwide where federal budget cuts have forced closures of air traffic control towers.</p><p>The Federal Aviation Administration announced the decision today, nearly a month after it released a preliminary list of towers that could be affected. &nbsp;</p><p>The tower at Miami-Dade's&nbsp;Opa-locka&nbsp;Airport had originally been considered for closure, but it's now on the list of only 24 towers nationwide that will be kept operational.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:43:29 +0000 Christine DiMattei 11322 at http://blog.wlrn.org Update: FAA Closes Boca Raton, North Perry Control Towers, Spares Opa-locka How The Sequester Will Impact South Florida's Small Airports http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-sequester-will-impact-south-floridas-small-airports <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">On any given day, 53-year-old Ron </span>Wooldridge<span style="line-height: 1.5; "> guides dozens of flights in and out of Boca Raton Airport, just east of I-95. But early next month, instead of manning the airport's control tower, he could be standing on the unemployment line.</span></p><p>"I find it a little ridiculous,” says Wooldridge. “They're not thinking of the safety of the aircraft.&nbsp; Or how it's going to affect the rest of the city itself."</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 11247 at http://blog.wlrn.org How The Sequester Will Impact South Florida's Small Airports Traveller's Bane, The TSA, May Be Killing Us http://blog.wlrn.org/post/travellers-bane-tsa-may-be-killing-us <p></p><p>Good reading for your holiday plane ride: <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-18/how-airport-security-is-killing-us#r=read">Businessweek's studious indictment of the Transportation Security Administration</a> and the entire post-9/11 homeland security apparatus.</p><p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 5043 at http://blog.wlrn.org Traveller's Bane, The TSA, May Be Killing Us