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Nav Canada shutting Prince Rupert air traffic control centre

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A pilot's view of Prince Rupert (Wikimedia).
Pilots navigating Prince Rupert airspace will now have to make sure there isn't anyone in the way when they land. 

Nav Canada is shutting the Prince Rupert flight service station and putting traffic control in to the hands of pilots. 

Some people say this is a bad move, including Ken Cote. 

He's the owner of Ocean Pacific Air Services and a pilot with 43 years experience.

"It's going to be devastating," he says. "In the wintertime when it's slower it won't be that much of an impact, but during the summer months there is a lot of traffic, there is a lot of helicopter traffic that's associated with the LNG projects.. it's just simply a bad move."

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