Can the tower at the destination airport close a VFR flight plan?

This is a good question! The simple answer is no, the tower cannot close your VFR flight plan. On a VFR plan only YOU can close it with flight service. You can do this by contacting flight service in the air or calling them when you arrive on the ground. Even if you are enroute and talking to Approach, Departure, or Center and state that you would like to close your VFR flight plan they will reply, "Squawk VFR". This DOES NOT mean that your flight plan is cancelled. They used to provide this service but they no longer do it because of the liability between the time that you tell them that you would like to close it and the time that they call Flight Service and actually close it, who is responsible for you? So, don't forget to close those flight plans!

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