Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Archie League Medal of Safety Award. Named after the first air traffic controller, the awards honor the top examples of skill, dedication and professionalism demonstrated by NATCA members in the previous year. Each honoree saved a life or lives in emergency situations.

“These award winners went to work ready to handle anything,” NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert said. “They relied on their training, their skill, their team and their supreme professionalism. These incidents all ended safely because of the controllers using every available tool at their disposable. They were determined to do whatever was needed.”

Read more about each award winning flight assist, and view audio and video presentations of each event.


Communicating for Safety


NATCA's annual Communicating for Safety (CFS) conference has grown immensely, from 40 attendees in 1999 to more than 1,500 this year, further reflecting the growing level of collaboration between NATCA, the Federal Aviation Administration, and all aviation community and industry stakeholders.

NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, to CFS attendees: “We are all here because safety is in our DNA. Our common dedication to creating the safest transportation system in the world brings us together to start conversations that move the needle on aviation safety.”

Watch each of the panels and speakers from this year's event HERE. Our complete photo album is HERE.

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NextGen Now

NextGen Now is a quarterly electronic publication (suitable for mobile devices) on successful ongoing efforts to modernize the National Airspace System with safe, effective, new equipment and procedures, as reported by NATCA, with perspectives from the FAA and many key stakeholders in the aviation community. Click HERE to see our current issue and past issues. Next issue: Scheduled for release on March 30, 2015.

NATCA on YouTube

To view all of NATCA's best videos, visit our YouTube page. There, you will see footage of events such as the Communicating for Safety conference and the Archie League Medal of Safety Awards. Click here to reach our YouTube page.

NATCA Reloaded

Are you a member making the transition from the FAA Academy into your first facility? Then the NATCA Reloaded program is here to assist you, as you undergo the process of becoming a Certified Professional Controller.

Whether you are a CTI student searching for the upcoming events or just simply interested in learning more about the NATCA Reloaded program, we invite you to click here to visit the NATCA Reloaded website.