Meigs Mid-Air Aftermath: Who Makes These Decisions?

GUEST EDITORIAL. Two VFR light planes collide five miles south of Chicago's Meigs Field, and what happens? The media immediately pins the blame on ATC. Some genius in authority first closes down the control tower, then complains that the facility needs radar and more controllers. Everyone conveniently ignores the fact that a VFR tower is not responsible for separating VFR traffic, especially five miles away. Who makes these decisions, wonders Michigan CFI Bob Crosswhite, and who's going to pay the bill?

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