NATCA Supports Scouts Day Event at PDK
Thursday, May 10, 2012
On April 28th at DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK), northeast of Atlanta, 157 boy and girl scouts earned their Aviation Badge at the end of a day devoted to exploring aviation. NATCA was proud to supply the event with activity books and other materials promoting our members, our profession and our commitment to safety.
Keena Pope of S & S Aviation, who serves as the Women in Aviation (WAI) Atlanta Chapter President, helped lead the event. Every year, she said, they hold a “Scout’s Day” event. This year, they teamed up with Youth Aviation Adventurers (YAA). In order to receive the badge, the scouts must complete the program's 10 lessons and take a test. Currently, Pope said, "we do not have a lesson specifically for air traffic controllers, however we want to make sure the scouts know about the great job they do."
They are planning another Scout’s Day this fall.
In addition to the Georgia YAA, Epps Aviation, Chartis Insurance, the Georgia Business Aviation Association and WAI Atlanta Chapter co-sponsored the event.