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Air Traffic Control Flight Assists

Pilot saved by Atlanta TRACON controllers after her throttle stuck over Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
ABC World News Tonight (March 15, 2017)

"His small plane spewing smoke over Addison, a young pilot has only a moment to act"
Dallas Morning News (Feb. 2017)

Dallas Love Field Controllers Honored at the 2016 Archie League Medal of Safety Awards Banquet
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth (3/24/16)

Providence Controller Helps Panicked Pilot Whose Aircraft Suffered Gear Malfunction
WPRI-TV Ch. 12 Providence (3/16/16)

Columbus Air Traffic Controller Earns Archie League Award By Assisting Pilot
CBS Columbus (3/15/16)

Dallas Love Field Controllers Guide Desperate Pilot to Safety 
NBC DFW (11/5/15)

Voice of Rescue: An Air Traffic Controller Saves a Pilot's Life 
Flying Magazine (April 2015)

Pushing Boston Tin: The Story of a Great Flight Assist by BOS Controller Nunzio DiMillo
DigBoston.com (January 2015)

 

The Job of An Air Traffic Controller / A Day in the Life

The Controller - Feature Story About the Work of Controllers, Featuring Steve Abraham at New York-JFK Tower
Popular Mechanics (Fall 2016)

Miami (MIA) celebrates 75th anniversary of air traffic control at the airport: A look at the work of controllers at MIA
News 10 Miami (5/20/16)

A Day in the Life of an Air Traffic Controller: Taylor Williams (Fargo, N.D., Tower/TRACON)
The Good Life Magazine (5/20/16) Article starts on page 6.

Matt Lauer 'interns' at JFK's air traffic control tower
NBC Today Show (3/2/16)

Become an Air Traffic Controller; Learn About ATC's Challenging and Rewarding Work
Flying Magazine (12/18/15)

 

Special Recognition for Extraordinary Air Traffic Control Work

How Air Traffic Controllers Rebounded After 2014 Aurora Sabotage
Daily Herald (Chicago, 11/30/15)

Controlled Chaos Heard During Aurora FAA Facility Fire in 2014
WLS-TV Chicago (9/27/15)

Oshkosh Air Festival's Pink-Shirted Wizards of Spatial Relations 
CNN (7/29/15)

Donuts for Fisk: FAA's Finest Calm Under Pressure as Emergency Develops at #OSH15 
Airplanista Blog, By Dan Pimentel (7/22/15)

Radio Silence: The Chicago Air Traffic Control Fire (of Sept. 26, 2014) 
Flying Magazine (7/13/15)


Good Stories About the Work of Controllers

"This is our Super Bowl and we're definitely going to win this thing;" How Houston Controllers Prepared for Super Bowl LI
KPRC-TV Houston (Feb. 3, 2017)

Houston Air Traffic Control Handling 1,600 Extra Aircraft for Super Bowl LI
KTRK-TV Houston (Feb. 3, 2017)


USA Today

USA Today's Ask Air Traffic Control series, featuring NATCA's Safety and Technology Department answering questions from USA Today readers:


Video Clips - Sequestration Budget Cuts and Effect on ATC (2012-2013)