The NBAA tells ANN that beginning January 1, the control tower
at Fulton County Airport (FTY) in Atlanta, GA, will discontinue its
midnight shift and adopt new hours: weekdays, closed 10:00 p.m. to
6:00 a.m.; weekends, closed 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
The airport itself will remain open 24 hours a day. During hours
the control tower is closed, control of the airspace will revert to
Atlanta TRACON. Pilots should follow guidelines established for
utilizing facilities that have no tower personnel on duty. This
closure is a result of a Fulton County Commission decision to
withdraw its funding for operation of the contract tower at FTY for
the overnight shift.
NBAA, however, has joined with the Georgia Business Aviation
Association in voicing its concern to the commission over the
decision and has sent a letter protesting this action.