FAA to decide on Ramona Airport control tower closure on Friday

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is scheduled to decide on Friday, March 22, whether to close the traffic control tower at Ramona Airport, said a spokesman for County Supervisor Dianne Jacob.

Originally scheduled for Monday, March 18, the FAA delayed the decision because it received “such a high level of response,” said Steve Schmidt, Jacob’s communications adviser.

Jacob, whose District 2 includes Ramona, encouraged residents to contact the FAA to protest the closure after she held a press conference last week on the federal government’s announcement.

The FAA said the tower is set to possibly close on April 7 due to self-imposed budget cuts mandated by sequestration, according to Jacob’s office. San Diego County supervisors and state and local fire chiefs are opposed to the closure, saying it would jeopardize aerial firefighting in a region prone to wildfires. Ramona Airport is home to a firefighting air base.

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Mar 21 2013. Filed under Backcountry, News, Ramona. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

1 Comment for “FAA to decide on Ramona Airport control tower closure on Friday”

  1. Ramona Resident

    The blame for this closure is 100% the responsibility of Rep. Duncan Hunter. He has failed to protect our community from the slashing cuts of the sequester. He is no asset to Ramona. Of course, he’s happy to waste our money trying to name our post office after one of his employees. Good Grief!

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