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NATCA Leadership in the News

Gov't Shutdown Means Hiring & Training Delays, Worsening Air Traffic Controller Staffing Crisis

NATCA President at House Aviation Subcommittee Hearing

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National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi​ on February 13, 2019 testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I), Subcommittee on Aviation, that the recent 35-day government shutdown was terribly harmful because it eroded the layers of critical elements necessary to support and maintain the safety of the National Airspace System (NAS).


Watch the full hearing here.

Read written testimony here.

Read the full press release here.

NATCA President Paul Rinaldi Testifies in Subcommittee Hearing

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NATCA’s Charitable Foundation is at Communicating For Safety 2018 to raise support for some really worthy causes. A portion of the proceeds raised by NCF at CFS will be donated to Snowball Express, a program of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Snowball Express honors America’s fallen military service members by serving the families left behind. Snowball Express provides comprehensive support programs and helps the children who have lost moms and dads during military service by creating opportunities for joy, friendship, and communal healing.

Each December, Snowball Express brings children together from all over the country for a four-day experience filled with fun activities, like sporting events, dances, amusement parks, and focuses on their happiness and gives them a break from the burden and stress of life without their hero. On Saturday, Dec. 8, flights carrying these children will take off at a number of airports across the United States. If these flights will cross your airspace, listen for the “Snowball 1 to 13” call sign, and welcome these important flights and their precious passengers, as they make their journey to Orlando. Pilots on these flights often allow the children they are transporting to hear the air traffic controllers’ greetings.

At these five airports (COS, DCA, DFW, FAY, and LAS), NATCA is seeking member volunteers to welcome the Snowball Express children, send them off, and coordinate NATCA’s activities. NATCA also is looking for member volunteers to help with the main Snowball Express activities in Orlando. If interested in volunteering, email ZFW FacRep Nick Daniels or ZDV controller Jennifer VanRooy at NATCA.SBExpress@gmail.com.

About NCF’s efforts, Nick Daniels stated, “Please help us make this a special experience for these Gold Star Children. Visit the NCF Booth at CFS to learn more about Snowball Express and NCF's other charitable partners. Please donate to NCF, so they can support important charities like this and many others.”


Snowball Express 2018

Communicating for Safety

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Communicating For Safety: Sept. 16-18, 2019;
More information.


Biennial Convention

Houston 2020 logos The 18th Biennial Convention will be held in Houston, May 27-29, 2020.

NATCA in Washington

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  NATCA's premier legislative event.
March 23-25, 2020. More information.