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John Carr Bio

NATCA President Emeritus John S. Carr helped form the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, securing signed pledge cards from controllers in Kansas City in the year leading up to 1987’s historic Union certification vote. Carr served as an air traffic controller in the U.S. Navy at Corpus Christi, Texas and on-board the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, and then worked at FAA air traffic control towers and approach controls at Kansas City International Airport, Chicago TRACON, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Carr was a member of NATCA’s landmark 1998 Contract Negotiating Team, a Facility Representative, a crew representative, secretary, treasurer, and ultimately Union President. Carr led the Union from 2000-2006. Throughout his career, Carr has been an outspoken activist and advocate not only for air traffic controllers but for the flying public as well. Carr served as the Executive Vice President for the Americas Region of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations from 2014-2021. Carr regularly speaks to NATCA members around the country about legislative activism and NATCA solidarity. He resides in Tampa, Fla., with his wife, NATCA member Jill Carr and their four children.

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