The Philippines is a country of more than 100 million people. Its history and its proximity to China have made it an important U.S. ally, but it's had its share of challenges.
Budget cuts may shut down Goodyear airport control tower
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Matthias Kippenberg of the Airline Training Center of Arizona, says dozens of planes perform takeoffs and landings there every day.
“That kind of operation we feel cannot be done safely without a control tower, especially since we are talking about student pilots,” Kippenberg said.
Kippenberg says if the tower closure stands his company may have to look elsewhere for pilot training and he says that could be either in the U.S. or outside the country.