Monday, August 06, 2007

Hooray! New Orleans Lakefront Tower is OPEN!

OK, it's been only how many months, years and days since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast and contributed to the breaching of several levies and the flooding of Lakefront??? Well, good new, at last, as posted by the NBAA today:

New Orleans Lakefront Tower Reopens
New Orleans Lakefront Tower reopened July 30 for the first time since Hurricane Katrina shut down the airport's operations. Without the tower, the airport was handling 160 operations a day. With the tower now operational, traffic is expected to climb rapidly, and business operators requiring a tower now will be able to return to Lakefront. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), three controllers and one supervisor will staff the tower until new controllers are brought in and trained. The tower will operate daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on 119.9. Clearance delivery is combined with ground control on 121.7 and remote clearance on 127.4. Check NOTAMs for updates.

Hey, a couple of years, give or take...nothing like seeing our Friendly Federal Government working to its best potential...

Congrats Lakefront -- now maybe we can squeeze in that trip to the French Quarter that's been on hold for soooo long.


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