NWFL Beaches International Airport's Control Tower Could Lose Funding

Airport Control Towers At Risk

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PANAMA CITY BEACH - The airport and 251 small and medium sized airports participate in a FAA contract tower program.

The program allows the airport to save money and use less air traffic controllers than an a FAA control tower, but airport officials say the FAA could be eliminating the program entirely in the 2014 budget, putting all the financial responsibilities on the airport.