NATCA Hosts FAA Academy Meet and Greet
NATCA hosted its first meet and greet of 2020 for more than 50 trainees at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City. Addressing attendees were NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, Northwest Mountain Regional Vice President (RVP) Alex Navarro III, Southwest RVP Andrew LeBovidge, National Training Representative Jamaal Haltom (Las Vegas ATCT, LAS), Union Synergy Committee Chair Maurice Franklin (Potomac TRACON, PCT), Indianapolis Center (ZID) controller Jeff Wonser, National Professional Standards Committee Co-Chair Josh Cooper (Southern California TRACON, SCT), and Reloaded Committee Representative Kristi Perigo (Kansas City Center, ZKC).
The NATCA members gave the trainees suggestions about how to be successful at the Academy and what to do when they arrive at their first facilities. They talked about how our Union will be there to help them throughout their careers. After the program ended, the NATCA members had the opportunity to speak to the attendees and answer lots of questions.