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How to help save the tower

On February 21, 2023, the FAA informed staff at the Leesburg Executive Airport that they are canceling the Remote Tower Program. The program began in March 2015 and has been providing air traffic control (ATC) services continuously at the airport since June 2018 for 10 hours a day (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.).


Cancellation of the Remote Tower Program will end ATC services at the airport on June 14, 2023.

How you can help

Below is a template letter and contact information that you can send to the FAA and our federal legislative delegation to express your support for continued ATC services at Leesburg Executive Airport.  


  • By not having a tower, or ATC services, we are creating a major safety risk for our pilots and community.  We need to work together to keep our tower. 

  • Please click the image below to access the WORD document.

  • Please add your customization to the highlighted portion of the letter.  


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If you do send a letter, please send Town staff a copy at


If you have any questions about these documents, please contact Betsy Arnett, Senior Management Analyst.

If you have questions for Smokehouse Pilots, please contact Gabe Muller, at, or 765.404.6213.


Thank you so much for your support, care, and effort as a community to help save our ATC Services 

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