Photo Album: Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Indianapolis, Ormond Beach Palm Coast/Flagler County, New Smyrna Beach: See All of the Places NATCA is Making a Difference Across the Country This Week
On Monday, Dec. 5, NATCA held its third annual Corporate Partnership Reception at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. As part of NATCA’s commitment to building strong collaborative relationships with aviation industry partners and leaders, NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert, National Organizing Committee Chairman John Bratcher, and Director of Safety and Technology Jim Ullmann met with NATCA corporate member representatives throughout the day to discuss the future of the National Airspace System and how to best maintain safety as technology evolves.
Facilities across the country are showing strength through solidarity and giving back to their communities. Los Angles Center (ZLA) has stepped up and adopted families through the Salvation Army’s holiday program.
“Today was an awesome and humbling day,” said ZLA FacRep Nate Pair. “Our ZLA NATCA brothers and sisters, along with other ZLA employees, adopted seven families through the Salvation Army’s holiday program. The donations brought in by controllers and their families totaled over four truck loads! We were able to deliver the gifts today and the looks on the children’s faces were priceless. We are so thankful for the response from ZLA to aid these families going through tough times. Thank you to every person at ZLA who donated for their amazing generosity. Thank you Martin Ramirez, James Decker, Jerry Roberts, and Lindsay Plein for helping deliver all the gifts today and making sure all the families’ gifts were in order! Special thank you to Carmen Martinez for the coordination in setting all of this up.”
How is your facility giving back this season? Share your efforts with all of your NATCA brothers and sisters by sending them to Insider Managing Editor Sarah Zilonis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palo Alto ATCT (PAO) is getting into the holiday spirit! Thanks to PAO controller Brock Shetley for sharing this great photo!
Indianapolis ATCT (IND) controller Jennifer Walters shared her great sunset shot of Indy Tower.
Thanks to Toledo Express ATCT (TOL) controller Micah Maziar for sharing his fantastic shots (in order of appearance below) of Ormond Beach Municipal Airport (OMN) Federal Contract Tower (FCT), Palm Coast/Flagler County(FIN) FCT, and one of NATCA’s newest locals, New Smyrna Beach (EVB) FCT.
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