Disaster Relief: Hurricane Michael

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    NATCA has activated its disaster relief fund to assist members who may be affected by Hurricane Michael. Our brothers and sisters who live and work in facilities in the Southern and Eastern Regions are rallying to offer support and assistance as needed, as is the NATCA family as a whole. 


GoFundMe: Please click here.

PayPal: Please Click here or use natcarelief@natcadc.org

Checks: Payable to “DRF” or “Disaster Relief Fund.” Mail to:

Attn.: Accounting Department
1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C., 20005

Automatic Payroll Deduction: NATCA members can also donate to the disaster relief fund through payroll deduction, using this form.  

Click here to read more  

NATCA News Alert: U.S. Senate passed five-year FAA Reauthorization Bill

News Alert

NATCA Applauds Senate for Vote on FAA Reauthorization
Five-Year Reauthorization Is Key Part to Long-Term Stability for FAA

WASHINGTON – The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) today issued this statement from NATCA President Paul Rinaldi after the U.S. Senate passed a five-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill with overwhelming bipartisan support. The length of the reauthorization is notable; it’s the first time since 1982 that the FAA will have received a full five-year reauthorization.

Rinaldi stated, “The five-year reauthorization is a key part of providing long-term stability for the FAA, which NATCA has advocated for over the last several years. It supports air traffic control services, staffing, hiring and training, long-term modernization, preventative maintenance, ongoing modernization of the physical infrastructure, and maintaining services to all segments of our nation’s diverse aviation community.

“This bipartisan bill would not have been possible without the great leadership of Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. NATCA thanks them for their efforts to reach consensus on the legislation and leading this bill to its successful passage in the Senate.”

NATCA YouTube Channel

Podcast 48 - Ask an Air Traffic Controller
Podcast 48 - Ask an Air Traffic Controller

Following our 'Ask the Captain' and 'Ask a Flight Attendant' episodes, we wanted to pose your questions to an active air traffic controller. So in this episode, San Juan Tower controller Kyrandgel Rio...

Air Traffic Control Career:
Air Traffic Control Career: "I Love My Job"

A video produced by FAA Communications in collaboration with NATCA.

Fort Wayne's NBC: Salute to Fort Wayne Air Traffic Controller Eric Vanstrom
Fort Wayne's NBC: Salute to Fort Wayne Air Traffic Controller Eric Vanstrom

NATCA Great Lakes Archie League Medal of Safety Award. Aired on April 25, 2017.

CNN HLN Atlanta TRACON Archie League Awards
CNN HLN Atlanta TRACON Archie League Awards

Archie League Award-winning save story and interview, with A80 NATCA member Mason Braddock and pilot Cathy Lewan (3/24/17).

Communicating for Safety

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Communicating For Safety: Oct. 22-24, 2018;
More information.


Biennial Convention


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The 17th Biennial Convention was held in Philadelphia, April 17-20, 2018. More Information. The 18th Biennial Convention will be held in Houston, May 27-29, 2020.

NATCA in Washington

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  NATCA's premier legislative event.
May 20-22, 2019. More information.