Western Pacific Regional Vice President
National Air Traffic Controllers Association
Hamid Ghaffari is serving his third term as Western Pacific Regional Vice President of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association after spending his entire 16-year FAA career as an air traffic controller at Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZLA). Ghaffari served as local NATCA chapter president of ZLA from 1997-2005 after working his way up the union ranks there as area representative and facility vice president.
His NATCA experience includes training completion in facility representation and basic and advanced arbitration, and he also served on the NATCA Western Pacific Region's executive council and labor relations teams.
Prior to the beginning of his employment with the FAA, Ghaffari served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1983-1988.