Cherry Capital Airport Feeling Impact of Shutdown - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Cherry Capital Airport Feeling Impact of Shutdown

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Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City is feeling an impact from the shutdown.

This weekend several flights were canceled due to poor visibility, but some of them could have been avoided.

The airport's runway extension project is nearly complete, but this is the missing piece, FAA navigational equipment.

It can't be completed because FAA engineers have been furloughed.

Without this in operation, it makes it difficult for aircraft to see in bad weather.

Airport staff is working with the FAA to request that these services be restored as soon as possible to avoid an excess in flight cancellations. 
 
Right now, they don't have a time frame for when this project can be completed.