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EAA appeals air-traffic control fees

The main air traffic control tower at Reagan Washington National Airport is seen on March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang
The main air traffic control tower at Reagan Washington National Airport is seen on March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

UNDATED (WRN)   Officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association are filing an appeal in federal court, after the Federal Aviation Administration sent the organization a $450,000 bill for staffing air traffic controllers during the upcoming AirVenture show.

EAA Spokesman Dick Knapinski says they already cut a check for half of that amount for a down payment. However, he says the organization does not believe the FAA followed the rules of providing the normal notice and comment period that’s required when making sequestration-related cuts.

Knapinski says he’s not sure how soon the federal court will act on the appeal.

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