Destin Airport to get traffic control tower
Destin Airport will get an air traffic control tower in the future, but some nearby residents say it won't curb the noise that has burdened them for years.
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#1 Mar 6, 2010
In fact, a control tower will most likely increase the noise by keeping airplanes in the air longer closer to the runway.
I am an airplane pilot and a control tower is not needed at Destin. Eglin Control is close enough.
What a waste of money in a misdirected misguided ignorant effort!
#2 Mar 29, 2010
I have been an Air Traffic Controller for about nine years now, so I guess that is why I am immune to the noise, by the way I live right next to the Destin Airport, the sound of aircraft has never bothered me. What I want to know is when can I get a job at the new ATCT that they are supposed to build here?
#3 Mar 31, 2010
the real noise is from the people who fly their ww2 planes around "dogfight" so close to the ground.
#4 Apr 20, 2010
Tino, have you been living in destin while working ATC this 9 years? If so, have you been working near by? Also, when is this project going to get under way. I'm currently ATC ANG, and my finance and I are in the process of buying a home in Destin (her family lives there). If you have any information that could help me, I would appreciate it (like, how many jobs will be available at the new tower). I'm radar, so I know it would be a little different for us, but still, any info is better than none. My email is [email protected] Thanks Buddy!
#6 May 4, 2011
The Destin FCT would fall under RVA, Inc control. They would fill positions from within first, then take applications from non RVA controllers if they could not fill the positions. Most RVA towers carry 6 full time controller including the tower manager.
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