Privatizing Air Traffic Control "could have devastating consequences to small and rural airports."
Topics include training, weather, controller/pilot communications, runway safety, UAS, and more.
The new tower also will house TRACON controllers who handle airspace within a 60-mile radius of the airport, including 20 general aviation airports.
"In our risk averse industry, we cannot even calculate the level of risk currently at play, nor predict the point at which the entire system will break. It is unprecedented."
Aviation is one of the industries hardest hit by the ongoing government shutdown.
As more drones fill the skies, big changes will need to happen to ATC.
Air traffic controllers file a lawsuit seeking their pay during the government shutdown.
A video from the AviationGuys covers the basics of talking to air traffic control
The government shutdown has delayed implementation of new technology that will streamline communications between controllers and pilots.
A new air traffic control tower has officially opened at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (KSRQ).