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ARTICLE EXCERPT: Glacier Park International Airport's air traffic control tower is on a list of more than 100 facilities nationwide that could close if the budget sequestration is not avoided next Friday. According to a press release from the Federal Aviation Administration, the shutdowns could happen as early as April.
The level one contract tower controls the movement of airplanes in the area, according to airport director Cindi Martin. If the tower were to close, the area would become uncontrolled airspace, but planes would still be able to fly. The control tower at Glacier Park International Airport opened in 2001.