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PVD Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Dec. 16, 2016 // Photo Album: Providence, Los Angeles, Texas, and Puerto Rico: See All of the Places NATCA Members are Making a Difference Across the Country This Week.

Providence (PVD) member Kelvin Jordan shared this great photo of PVD Tower and Approach celebrating the holidays with ugly Christmas Sweaters!

PVD Ugly Christmas Sweaters


Last month, Associate and Deputy Administrators of the Airports at the ARP Managers meeting in Los Angeles recognized Region X Western Pacific (EWP) FacRep Sam Samad.

Samad was presented with a Distinguished Service Award “In recognition of your Exceptional Leadership, Support, and Service as the Office of Airports’ National NATCA Representative.”

Many ARP National and Regional managers, as well as NATCA brothers and sisters, were present for the ceremony. Samad continues in NATCA leadership as ARP’s EWP Regional Representative and EWP Local President.

Pictured from left to right: Eddie Angeles, Associate Administrator for the Airports, ARP-1, Sam Samad, and Ben Deleon, Deputy Administrator for the Airports, ARP-2.

ARP Award


NATCA’s North Texas Locals celebrated the holidays together this year with a Christmas party featuring happy NATCA kids and an appearance by Santa Claus. NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert, and Southwest Regional Vice President Andrew LeBovidge were also in attendance to celebrate. Pictured with Paul and Trish in the holiday suit is Nick Maschek from Meachum Tower (FTW).

Texas Holiday Party

North Texas Christmas Party


Houston International TRACON (I90) held their holiday party this week as well. I90 Vice President Adam Rhodes shared this great shot with fellow I90 NATCA member Fabian Sanchez and his wife, Jeannie.

I90 Christmas PArty


San Juan CERAP (ZSU) held festive holiday celebrations this week and spread some NATCA solidarity cheer.

ZSU Christmas party