This Week's Photo Album
Thursday, August 09, 2012

OKC Meet and Greet
Monday, August 6, NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert, John Bratcher (FSM), Joe Romero (DFW), Kelvin Hale (Region X) and Don Smith (Region X) talked with students about their future careers as air traffic controllers.

Little Rock/Adams Field Tower (LIT) Solidarity Event

18 LIT members and their family and one D10 member attended a Solidarity event last week to enjoy a Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball game in the executive suite at Dickey-Stephens Park. NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert, Southwest RVP Tim Smith and Southwest Legislative Chair James Keith attended the event. Two new members, that also attended, contributed to LIT's ongoing efforts as a 100 percent facility.

"Even though the Travelers ended up losing the game, everyone had a great time," said LIT Facility Representative Jared Hicks. "It shows the strength of our Local when we have over half of our membership come out on a Friday night to enjoy a ball game with their NATCA family."

Oakland Center Solidarity Event

Oakland Center (ZOA) held a Solidarity event last week at an Oakland A's game. Several bay area facilities also attended. Friends and families gathered at the game in perfect weather conditions.

"Although the Oakland A's were unsuccessful against the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1, NATCA's Solidarity and camaraderie was a home run," said NLC Western Pacific Region Representative Trisha Pesiri.

Pesiri and ZOA member Haylee Graham

ZOA members

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Pittsburgh Area Reloaded on the Rivers

Pittsburgh area members, friends and family attended a Solidarity event on July 19, 2012 on the Gateway Clipper Fleet boat, which took the members on a boat ride along the three connected rivers in Pittsburgh, P.A., Allegheny and Monongahela that conjoin into the Ohio River. NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, Eastern RVP Phil Barbarello and many other NATCA leadership members attended the boat cruise. A local Pittsburgh Tower (PIT) band, Radio Cargo, started by member Greg Campayno, rocked out to hits from the 80s and 90s throughout the evening.

Radio Cargo