This Week’s News and Notes
Friday, October 12, 2012

Archie League Award Nominations Due Dec. 31

The ninth annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards will be presented on March 6, 2013 at Communicating for Safety in Las Vegas. We are now accepting nominations for the awards through Dec. 31.

Please take a few moments to think of notable and extraordinary efforts made by your brothers and sisters at the facility this year to ensure safety. They would be great candidates for an Archie League Medal of Safety award and we urge you to nominate them. 

Click HERE for more information.


New Websites Launched for CFS/Reloaded

There are two great new websites now available for your usage and enjoyment – courtesy of the work of the Outreach and Special Events staff, the Safety Committee and the Reloaded Committee – and we invite you to check them out:

NEW Communicating for Safety website, please click HERE.

NEW Reloaded website, please click HERE.


New RNAV Departure Procedure Named for NATCA President Rinaldi

The D.C. Metroplex Team, which includes more than a dozen NATCA and management representatives and subject matter experts recently implemented two RNAV departure procedures, which create room for the OPDs and allow flights to leave the Washington area more efficiently.

One of those standard instrument departures is named for NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, who knows that airspace very well.

“It's a great honor and something I'm extremely proud of,” Rinaldi said. “I was incredibly fortunate to work with dedicated, highly skilled professionals at Dulles Tower and Potomac TRACON for 16 years, and we poured everything we had into making that airspace the very best and safest possible. I share this honor with that team. To see my name on that SID makes me think fondly of working that airspace and enjoying the camaraderie with my co-workers.”


Please Help Our Members in the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program

We have many members in the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP). You can view our online database HERE.

We ask that you please consider making a donation to assist them if you have leave to spare and we thank you for any help you can provide.

If you know a member that is also in the VLTP and needs to be added to our database, please EMAIL Director of Communications Doug Church.


Our NATCA Facebook Page is Growing! 

With more than 5,400 likes as of this writing, the NATCA Facebook page continues to grow and thrive. This is one of the best places to go to get quick bites of news, information, photos and other material, especially between weekly issues of The NATCA Insider.

We want to hear from you about your photos, events, outings and news. Either post to the NATCA wall or send ideas for Facebook page postings to either Doug Church or Sarah Dunn.


Upcoming Retirement Seminars

  • 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 click HERE. 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 calling 202-220-9803 or EMAIL.


Do We Have Your Current Contact Information?

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