19 stories up, NATCA members show a reporter and camera crew from ABC15 inside both Phoenix Air Traffic Control Tower and Phoenix Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) to see what aviation safety professionals do every day at one of the busiest towers in the country.
Fox4 Kansas City, WDAF-TV
March 7, 2018
"Belle Bonn hasn't even finished her first year of high school yet, and she already can do something that most of us can't: fly an airplane. The Mill Valley High School freshman is not your typical 14-year-old. She plans to get her private pilot's license at the minimum age of 17 and dreams of joining the Air Force Academy to serve our nation as a military pilot.
"'I enjoy being able to see different things, having the freedom in the air,' Belle said. 'I feel free.'
"Belle's flight instructor, Sarah Owens (NATCA member who works as an air traffic controller at Kansas City Center), said her 14-year-old student is very ambitious, eager to learn and has a great attitude.
"'I think she strives to be excellent in everything that she does,' Owens said."
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...
A video produced by FAA Communications in collaboration with NATCA.
NATCA Great Lakes Archie League Medal of Safety Award. Aired on April 25, 2017.