Photo Album: NATCA Night at the Ballpark
Friday, August 16, 2013

From left to right: Potomac TRACON Facility Representative Matt Sullivan, Safety Committee Chairman Steve Hansen and Reloaded Committee Member Leanne Martin (AZO) enjoy NATCA Night at the Ballpark on Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Potomac Nationals minor league baseball game in Woodbridge, Va. The evening ended with a great post-game fireworks display, with the NATCA logo proudly displayed on the big outfield scoreboard.

There was a great turnout on Sunday, August 11 - 100 tickets given out -- by Washington, D.C.-area members and their families for NATCA Night at the Ballpark at the Potomac Nationals game. Here, Nationals starting pitcher Sammy Solis warms up with the NATCA sign at Pfitzner Stadium behind him.

Potomac TRACON (PCT) Member Paul Carroll and his wife Cyndi enjoy the picnic at NATCA Night at the Ballpark in Woodbridge, Va. Note the NATCA logo over Paul's left shoulder on the outfield wall, though we now realize the outfield advertisement for an air conditioning business, between Paul and Cyndi's heads, might catch a few eyes!

From right to left: Brody McCray, Tom Sweeney and Tom's wife, Christine Dryden, all members at Washington Center, enjoy the NATCA Night at the Ballpark picnic.

The Minneapolis Convention Committee met on Tuesday, Aug. 13 to continue preparations for next year's (Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2014) big event. From left to right: Executive Director Barry Krasner, Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert, Minneapolis TRACON (M98) Facility Representative Roger Mathieu, NATCA Charitable Foundation President Elena Nash, Great Lakes Regional Vice President Bryan Zilonis, Alternate Great Lakes Regional Vice President Jeff Richards, Minneapolis-St. Paul ATCT Member Robert Kelzenberg, Minneapolis Center Member Brian Vandeberg, Executive Administrative Assistant Abigail Glenn-Chase, M98 Member Kyle Ness, President Paul Rinaldi and Manager of Outreach and Special Events Kelly Richardson.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (right) met with Columbus (CMH) Facility Representative Phil Carpino (to Secretary Foxx's right) during a tour of the facility last week. At left is CMH Air Traffic Manager Barry Payne. Next to him is Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman.

The NATCA balsa wood glider toy plane is one of our most popular items at trade shows, aviation events, career days and other public activities. It was particularly popular at the NATCA booth during the recent EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Here, Chris Hayes of Toledo, Ohio, shows off his plane, a gift from his grandfather, Bill Hayes, who stopped by the NATCA booth at AirVenture. Chris himself has been to two AirVenture events previously, and his father is a pilot. Says Bill, "Thanks for having your members again at AirVenture. I am also an instructor and enjoy having discussions with controllers."

NATCA Office Manager Sallie Sullivan toasts Carly Horne, who completed her summer internship at the National Office on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Horne is the daughter of IAD NATCA member Greg Horne and began working at the office in May.

Horne discusses her future plans with National Office staff during her goodbye luncheon on Wednesday.