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Friday, October 12, 2012

NATCA Unveils New Simulator at AOPA Aviation Summit

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's (AOPA) annual Aviation Summit got underway on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Palm Springs, Calif., and NATCA was proud to welcome pilots and many other visitors to its expanded booth for great information, education and conversation.

It was our first opportunity to unveil a new mobile tower site simulator on loan from Adacel Systems, Inc. The simulator gives NATCA a great new way to demonstrate for pilots, the rest of the aviation community and the public how controllers do their jobs.

For more information about the simulator, please click HERE.

Below, from left to right: Manager of Outreach and Special Events Kelly Richardson, Leanne Martin (AZO), House Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Jerry Costello, D-Ill., Safety Committee Chairman Steve Hansen.

The NATCA booth is proving to be enormously popular at the event, thanks in part to the tower simulator from Adacel which is up and running. The booth is being staffed by Safety Committee members Steve Hansen (chairman), Joseph Cardenas (SJU) and Vanessa Shinners (MIA). Leanne Martin (AZO) and members from SCT are giving a pilot/controller seminar.

Amarillo Solidarity Event

Members at Amarillo (AMA) gathered on Wednesday evening, Oct. 10 for a great event filled with fun and solidarity. Southwest Regional Vice President Tim Smith (below) joined the group for a sprited evening of bowling at Western Bowl in Amarillo and great food from local eatery Green Chili Willy's restaurant. NATCA thanks AMA member Scott Kordes for these photos.