NATCA at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Photo Album
Friday, August 02, 2013

Chicago O'Hare Tower Facility Representative Dan Carrico is serving as the NATCA rep for the controllers working this year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event and also working as a controller.

Boston Logan Member Phil Deitsch scans runway 18/36 as an Army DeHavilland DHC-4 Caribou lands.

The dazzling daily afternoon air shows at EAA AirVenture 2013 have provided a stunning backdrop for the NATCA booth at the event.

The NATCA lanyard being used by members this week sits proudly against the iconic pink shirt of the controllers working this week's event. Several members have described the shirt as a "badge of honor" and working this week stands as a highlight of their careers.

From left to right: NATCA members Grant Anderson (Springfield, Mo.), Bob Obma (Indianapolis Center) and Chad Sneve (Atlanta TRACON).

The view of the tower at Oshkosh from next to the NATCA booth, located just east of the tower.

NATCA member Sarah Owens (Kansas City Center), who is also a pilot, takes a couple of young visitors through a pre-flight checklist at EAA KidVenture. NATCA members staffed both the FAA pre-flight booth and the Air Traffic Control booth at the KidVenture event all week.

The view looking west from the NATCA booth, which is located on the main street leading into the event. That brought plenty of visitors to the booth to discuss ATC with NATCA members all week.

Members (left to right) Chad Sneve (Atlanta TRACON), Sarah Owens (Kansas City Center) and Grant Anderson (Springfield, Mo.) conduct a presentation on controller-pilot communications before a large group of pilots on Tuesday, July 30.

Member Jennifer Gruber (Champaign, Ill.; CMI) works with a group of youths on the NASA SmartSkies air traffic control simulator during KidVenture at Oshkosh.

Member Christian Karns (Atlanta Center, ZTL) helps a young visitor work the NASA SmartSkies simulator at the Air Traffic Control booth at KidVenture.

Member Ken Palmer (Daytona Beach, Fla., DAB) speaks with pilots visiting the NATCA booth during EAA AirVenture.

Amber Last, daughter of NATCA Member Daniel Last (Minneapolis TRACON) flies a NATCA balsa wood toy plane on the replica runway outside the NATCA booth at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

NATCA members (left to right) Chad Sneve (Atlanta TRACON), Sarah Owens (Kansas City Center) and Grant Anderson (Springfield, Mo.) listen to a question from a pilot during a panel discussion entitled, "What and What Not To Say To Controllers."

Grant Anderson (Springfield, Mo.) during Monday's controller-pilot communications panel.

NATCA member Bob Obma (Indianapolis Center) makes a point during a controller-pilot communications panel at the EAA AirVenture Seaplane Base on the shoreline of Lake Winnebago, Wisc.

NATCA members (blue shirts) Chad Sneve (A80) and Sarah Owens (ZKC) talk ATC with visitors to the NATCA booth at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013.

NATCA member Ron Shusterman (Boston TRACON) helps a young visitor work traffic on the ATC simulator at the NATCA booth.