The seasonal control tower at East Hampton Airport (HTO), East Hampton, N.Y., is scheduled to open on Tuesday, June 26. The tower frequency (125.22) will be actively staffed with contract controllers from Robinson Aviation between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.
The East Hampton tower is not a member of the formal FAA contract-tower program, which means the local community must pay the entire operational cost of the facility. Community officials hope operation of the tower during the busy summer season will help reduce noise issues around the airport, especially from helicopters.
HTO uses two active runways, the longest of which is Runway 10/28 at 4,255 feet.