Photo Album: Rodney Turner Attends His Last NSO Regional Meeting
Friday, August 23, 2013

Rodney Turner (center, wearing a hat) said his goodbyes at his last Southern Region Facility Representative meeting.  Turner is a former NSO Regional Vice President and is retiring soon.

NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert and Turner pose for a picture during the NSO Facility Representative meeting in Atlanta, Ga.

Turner says goodbye to NATCA President Paul Rinaldi.  Turner was presented a belt and belt buckle to commemorate his hard work and dedication to the Southern Region.

From left to right: PNS Facility Manager Mike Deaton, P31 Facility Manager Steve Bouchard, P31 NATCA Legislative Representative Stan Parulski, Congressman Jeff Miller, P31 Operating Manager Gary Martin, P31 Facility Representative Jeff Auwae-Lapilio and PNS Facility Representative Nick Clayton welcome Congressman Miller to Pensacola on August 14.

Congressman Miller (right) did some plane spotting while in PNS tower. Controllers discuss a few issues they have in their facility with congressman.

Congressman Miller toured P31 and was given a quick tutorial of a controller's radar screen.  Controllers pointed out the large number of military aircraft that come through their airspace every day.

NATCA President Paul Rinaldi spoke at the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) convention in Miami. Rinaldi emphasized the importance of collaboration during is speech.  He said, "The challenges ahead of us are many. But there is nothing we can't do if we stay together."

From left to right: NATCA members Starr Rosales, Steve McKenzie and Scott Porter sit together during a ZID member outing at the Indianapolis Indians baseball game.

NATCA members and their families helped fill the Indianapolis Indian's ballpark on August 16. Many members also stayed after the game for a fireworks show.

Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert spoke to NATCA members before the second annual NATCA Alaskan Region controller versus pilot softball game in Anchorage, Alaska.  NATCA Legislative Committee Chair Steve Weidner also attended the game and showed his support. After Gilbert threw out the first pitch, the pilots eventually won the game with a final score of 9-5.

Gilbert spoke to a large group of NATCA members and their families before the softball game.