If your flight anxiety is sky high, the colossal $520.5 million federal grant to airports across the country is sure to give more planes (and your nerves) a safe landing.

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For the Danbury folks, this is especially good news, as the city's municipal airport was granted $157,000 of the government giveaway for studies of airfield wind coverage and obstructions to airplane approaches, according to Patch. 

Safer flying techniques and better flights are the names of the game according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao: " [The grant] will help to keep our nation's airports in good shape and make air travel a better experience for passengers."

Danbury's airport isn't the only one in Fairfield County to receive grant money, as the Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford also received $603,000 for snow removal supplies, Patch reports.

Frankly, the U.S. Department of Transportation was smart to give Connecticut financial attention. In 2019, seven victims aboard a vintage World War II aircraft died during a crash on October 2, 2019, at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.

A few months prior on Aprill 11, a plane crash-landed between Wilcox Technical High School and Platt High school in Meriden, causing injuries to two passengers and power outages to 13,000 Eversource customers.

Evidently, the grant is a much-needed step in the right direction towards safer flying. Knowing this could potentially lead to fewer crashes means one less thing to hyperventilate about while you're packing for your trip to Hawaii (one could only dream to escape this arthritic cold front). Nevertheless, a well-deserved thanks to the Feds, and, as always, safe travels.


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