Concerns Over Hailey Airport Tower Closure

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By Brittany Cooper

Hailey, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) On Wednesday night the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority held an emergency meeting.

Among the list of topics, the closure of the airport tower. Hailey is one of four airport towers statewide to be included in the national FAA closure list.

The FAA has announced a list of closure requirements, and as the Hailey airport manager tells us, it's considerable.

"They've started putting out what they call closure requirements. The list is significant, they anticipate that we will accomplish all of the tasks within 30 days. I think under grave like or normal circumstances, it will take 90 days to do what they would like us to do," says Rick Baird, airport manager.

We'll take a closer look at this story on Saturday night's News at Ten.


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