For Immediate Release

July 11, 2001
Contact: Arlene Salac/Jim Peters
Phone: (718) 553-3015

A group of 14 New York City high school students participating in a one-week summer camp sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration will visit the air traffic control tower at Republic Airport in Farmingdale tomorrow. The goal of the Aviation Career Education (ACE) camp is to make the students aware of the diversity of career opportunities available in the field of aviation. The 10th, 11th and 12th graders will get a behind-the-scenes look at how traffic controllers handle arriving and departing aircraft in an airport environment as well as a chance to listen to pilot/controller communications.

WHO: New York City High School students, FAA air traffic staff

WHAT: Summer camp orientation visit to Air Traffic Control Tower

WHERE: Republic Airport, Farmingdale, New York

WHEN: Thursday, July 12, 2001 beginning at 11 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: The air traffic control tower is a stand-alone facility located on the west side of the airport.