This Week’s News and Notes
Friday, September 21, 2012

NATCA Merchandise Item of the Week

Gel-Skin Cover for iPad2, measuring 6.6" x 8.75" x .1".
Gel-Skins are removable, reusable, durable, high gloss, slim profile, scratch resistant and non-slip grip. Gel-Skin products are guaranteed no fade for 5 years in direct sunlight.  Simply stick the gel-skin at the back of your iPad and enjoy the three-dimensional graphic look and feel. This item can be purchased for just $23 at

Take advantage of this opportunity to not only protect your iPad but, show your support for NATCA. Be the first in your facility to own this brand new NATCA store item!

Benefit Spotlight: Autumn Special for Union Members & Leaders

Traveling this fall? Save with these Union Plus Car Rental deals, negotiated exclusively for union members like you:

AVIS SPECIAL: Save up to 35% off when renting a vehicle from participating locations.
BUDGET SPECIAL: Save up to 30% off when renting a vehicle from participating locations.

Both offers valid for pickup now through November 30, 2012.

Visit or for this and many other benefits.

Upcoming Retirement Seminars

September 24 - Anchorage
October 5 - Huntsville, Ala.
November 7 - Detroit/Romulus, Mich.
November 16 - Cleveland
November 30 - Indianapolis
December 7 - Atlanta/Peachtree City, Ga.
December 11 - Hauppauge/Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
If you wish to register for one of the above referenced seminars, please do so by signing on to the NATCA Portal:

Please verify the personal information listed for you including email and cell phone number. If any information is incorrect or missing, please correct or add it under the "My Profile" tab.

To register for a seminar, click the "Events" tab. Then click "2012 Retirement Seminars-Membership Registration." Complete the requested information and hit "next." When you come to the screen listing the seminars, click on the box next to the one you wish to attend, hit "next," verify your requested seminar information and then click on the "done" key.  You will receive a confirmation email that your registration was complete.

Spouses and significant others are also invited to attend. Please ensure that you add them to the registration when asked if you will be bringing a guest.

For your guide to “Understanding your NATCA Federal Benefits Package,” please visit this Web site: If you attempt to register for a seminar on this site, it will automatically lead you to the NATCA Portal.

If you have any questions regarding these events, registration process – or would like to have a retirement seminar take place in your area - please contact Sallie Sullivan at NATCA’s National Office by either emailing her at or calling 202-220-9803.

Do We Have Your Current Contact Information?

Visit Under the "My Profile" tab, please verify and update your address, email and cell phone number. If you have never used your NATCA Portal, there are step-by-step instructions to register on the opening page.

Still Time to Get Involved in Ski Fest

The annual International Air Traffic Controllers SkiFest is scheduled for Jan. 19-26, 2013, at Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada.
Skifest packages start at $1,095 (based on quad occupancy in standard hotel room). Hotel reservations and all payments are due by Oct. 15, 2012.  After that, prices are not guaranteed and is space available only.

For more information, please go to:

In addition, the Golden Flight Level international ski event will be in Finland this coming winter. For more information, please go to: