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FAA Rejects Petition to Prevent CST Tower

The following article appeared in 23 December 2015 edition of Inside Towers.

The Federal Aviation Administration has rejected a petition filed by the
Huntingburg Airport Authority in DuBois County, IN, clearing the way for Central
States Tower Holdings LLC to erect a tower on the eastern side of the public
regional airport. The airport is about 56 miles northeast of Evansville and airport manager Travis McQueen had
submitted his concerns about the tower being an obstruction to the flight path in October.
“We feel it will be negative in public safety and aviation. In 2013 we had an aircraft strike a tower, but that’s not
going to trump their process and conclusion,” McQueen told the DuBois County Herald. “Our voice is not as critical
as the weight with which they look at their own analysis. It’s a very scientific and rational process.”
The newspaper reported that the plan to build the tower is being considered by Central States but no permit has yet
been filed by the Wheaton, IL company. CEO Brian Meier could not be reached by Inside Towers for comment. It
was unclear at press time how tall a tower is being considered or who tenants might be.