This Week's Photo Album
Friday, July 06, 2012

New England Region Picnic

Last Friday, Boston Center and the New England Region held a picnic with over 50 members in attendance. NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert joined in on the festivities, along with Safety Committee Chairman Steve Hansen, Legislative Committee Chairman Steve Weidner, Region X RVP Mike MacDonald, New England RVP Mike Robicheau, Betsy Beaumont (ZFW), and New England Legislative Representative Elisa Muise.

Members enjoy a picnic with food and good company.

Jennifer Cathcart (ZBW) with her two kids, Madison and Brayden.

Kids at the NE picnic play in the sun.

ZAB Celebrates NATCA's 25th Anniversary by Donating

ZAB members Lisa Cyr and Rick Fulford distributed household cleaning products and personal hygienic items to Crossroads for Women, a local Albuquerque charity for women and children. Items were donated and collected by ZAB members throughout the month of June, and on Thursday, June 21, the donations were distributed to Crossroads for Women through employee and advocate Amanda Douglas.

Amanda Douglas (left) and Lisa Cyr.

Lisa Cyr and Rick Fulford.

Summer Care Packages Delivered to D.C. Local Charity, SOME
When the National Office decided to volunteer at So Others Might Eat (SOME) for NATCA's 25th Anniversary, NCF chipped in over $1,000 that went towards summer care packages, essentials for the homeless and poor to battle the heat in Washington, D.C. Material Donations Program Manager Greg Chudy said over 600 summer care packages will be passed out to the homeless next week, just in time for some of D.C.'s record high temperatures. Thank you NCF for your contributions.

SOME Director of Volunteer & Food Services Donald Dixon and NATCA Communications Specialist Hillary Stroud.

Agency Honors ORD Members, Management for ATSAP Collaboration Success Story

By voicing their concerns at runway safety meetings and through ATSAP reports, controllers at O’Hare International Airport Tower (ORD) were able to convince the FAA’s Office of Airports and the City of Chicago that the safety benefits of changing the taxiway names outweighed the cost. As part of the O’Hare Modernization Project, an ongoing effort to revamp the airport’s layout and add several new runways, taxiways have been added and names have been changed. This collaborative effort between NATCA and the FAA was recognized last week when top agency officials came to Chicago to present NATCA members and the facility with special awards. To learn more about this story, please click HERE.

From left to right: FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta, ORD NATCA Treasurer Matt Ellington, ORD Acting ATM Bob Flynn and FAA ATO Chief Operating Officer David Grizzle. (Photo by Karen Powalish, FAA)

ORD NATCA Members Kyle Andrews (left) and Craig Burzych display their individual awards. (Photo by Karen Powalish, FAA)