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Air Traffic Control Flight Assists

Interview With Atlanta TRACON Member and Archie League Medal of Safety Award Winner Mason Braddock, and Georgia Pilot Cathy Lewan
CNN HLN (March 24, 2017)

Pilot Saved by Atlanta TRACON Controllers After Her Throttle Stuck Over Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
ABC World News Tonight (March 15, 2017)

"His Small Plane Spewing Smoke Over Addison, a Young Pilot Has Only a Moment to Act"
Dallas Morning News (Feb. 2017)

Dallas Love Field Controllers Honored at the 2016 Archie League Medal of Safety Awards Banquet
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth (3/24/16)

Providence Controller Helps Panicked Pilot Whose Aircraft Suffered Gear Malfunction
WPRI-TV Ch. 12 Providence (3/16/16)

Columbus Air Traffic Controller Earns Archie League Award By Assisting Pilot
CBS Columbus (3/15/16)

Dallas Love Field Controllers Guide Desperate Pilot to Safety 
NBC DFW (11/5/15)

Voice of Rescue: An Air Traffic Controller Saves a Pilot's Life 
Flying Magazine (April 2015)

Pushing Boston Tin: The Story of a Great Flight Assist by BOS Controller Nunzio DiMillo
DigBoston.com (January 2015)

 

The Job of An Air Traffic Controller / A Day in the Life

The Controller - Feature Story About the Work of Controllers, Featuring Steve Abraham at New York-JFK Tower
Popular Mechanics (Fall 2016)

Miami (MIA) celebrates 75th anniversary of air traffic control at the airport: A look at the work of controllers at MIA
News 10 Miami (5/20/16)

A Day in the Life of an Air Traffic Controller: Taylor Williams (Fargo, N.D., Tower/TRACON)
The Good Life Magazine (5/20/16) Article starts on page 6.

Matt Lauer 'interns' at JFK's air traffic control tower
NBC Today Show (3/2/16)

Become an Air Traffic Controller; Learn About ATC's Challenging and Rewarding Work
Flying Magazine (12/18/15)

 

Special Recognition for Extraordinary Air Traffic Control Work

How Air Traffic Controllers Rebounded After 2014 Aurora Sabotage
Daily Herald (Chicago, 11/30/15)

Controlled Chaos Heard During Aurora FAA Facility Fire in 2014
WLS-TV Chicago (9/27/15)

Oshkosh Air Festival's Pink-Shirted Wizards of Spatial Relations 
CNN (7/29/15)

Donuts for Fisk: FAA's Finest Calm Under Pressure as Emergency Develops at #OSH15 
Airplanista Blog, By Dan Pimentel (7/22/15)

Radio Silence: The Chicago Air Traffic Control Fire (of Sept. 26, 2014) 
Flying Magazine (7/13/15)


Good Stories About the Work of Controllers

"This is our Super Bowl and we're definitely going to win this thing;" How Houston Controllers Prepared for Super Bowl LI
KPRC-TV Houston (Feb. 3, 2017)

Houston Air Traffic Control Handling 1,600 Extra Aircraft for Super Bowl LI
KTRK-TV Houston (Feb. 3, 2017)


USA Today

USA Today's Ask Air Traffic Control series, featuring NATCA's Safety and Technology Department answering questions from USA Today readers:


Video Clips - Sequestration Budget Cuts and Effect on ATC (2012-2013)