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  • FAA-UK CAA Special Arrangement for Continuity - Revision 1 Outreach – Industry Session

    FAA-UK CAA Special Arrangement for Continuity - Revision 1 Outreach – Industry Session

    Jun 11, 2021

  • Level Up Your Career - Become an Air Traffic Controller at the FAA

    Level Up Your Career - Become an Air Traffic Controller at the FAALooking for a career in aviation? The FAA is seeking applicants for the next class of air traffic control specialists. This application window opens July 30 and closes August 2, so go to www.faa.gov/LevelUp now to learn about the job requirements and how to apply.

    Jul 26, 2021

  • Jeffrey Vincent on Why He Became an Air Traffic Controller

    Jeffrey Vincent on Why He Became an Air Traffic ControllerJeffrey Vincent is Vice President for Air Traffic Services at the FAA, providing leadership and direction to more than 18,000 employees in the Air Traffic Organization. Vincent began his FAA career in 1988 as an air traffic controller. The FAA is hiring a new class of entry-level controllers, with an application window from 7/30 to 8/2. Go to www.faa.gov/LevelUp to learn more about the application requirements and how to apply.

    Jul 26, 2021

  • Level Up Your Career - Become an Air Traffic Controller

    Level Up Your Career - Become an Air Traffic ControllerThe FAA is hiring a new class of entry-level controllers, with an application window opening July 30. Go to https://www.faa.gov/LevelUp to learn more about the eligibility requirements and how to apply.

    Jul 26, 2021

  • How the FAA Provides Support Through the Americans with Disabilities Act

    How the FAA Provides Support Through the Americans with Disabilities ActFAA employees have a variety of backgrounds, abilities and skill sets within our strong and diverse workforce. The FAA’s Michael Looney describes how we provide support through the Americans with Disabilities Act. More on diversity in aviation jobs: https://www.faa.gov/jobs/diversity_inclusion/ More on the FAA's Office of Civil Rights and their mission: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/acr/

    Jul 23, 2021

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  • Takashi Nelson’s Journey from Japan to the FAA

    The culture shock that Takashi Nelson felt when he moved from Osaka, Japan, to Savannah, Georgia, paid off in the long run. The serendipitous move eventually led him to a air traffic control career. Takashi Nelson and his family. By Daniel Glover, FAA Communications When Takashi Nelson …

    Jul 23

  • We Asked Kids: Who Is Your Aviation Hero?

    Girl with a heroic pose. FAA and partnering volunteer groups in Oakland stayed focused on their goal to inspire young people to pursue careers in aviation. By C. Troxell, FAA Communications A record 450 elementary students and educators in science, technology, engineering and math attended the fifth annual Oakland Aviation …

    Jul 22

  • From Apollo to SpaceShipOne and Beyond

    Rolling out a Space X Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Ken Davidian has dedicated his professional career to commercial space transportation. In this interview, he talks about the emerging sector and the FAA’s role in building a bridge to the future. Ken Davidian is the director of research for the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation …

    Jul 22

  • Ensuring Accessibility at Our Nation’s Airports

    Airport travelers in a terminal. When you think about FAA, you probably think about airplanes, safety, air traffic control, airport grants and drones. It is not likely that you think about how the agency works with airports and other organizations to ensure that people with disabilities have sufficient access when …

    Jul 21

  • Save Story: ‘I’m Really Happy It Went Wrong at Burlington’

    An experienced pilot praised the service he received from Burlington Tower controllers when his plane caught fire. Fire damage to the Piper Cherokee By Jim Tise, FAA Communications When Israel Cruz saw smoke emanating from the back of the right tire of the Piper Cherokee Six, he …

    Jul 20

  • Guidance On COVID-19

    Masthead. By Dr. Leo Hattrup, FAA Medical Officer Guidance for COVID-19 prevention and treatment has evolved throughout the pandemic, often rapidly. In May, the FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) and the advisory committee on immunization practices (ACIP) expanded the Pfizer vaccine as an EUA (emergency …

    Jul 13

  • Shared Data is a Game Changer for Space Operations

    A zoomed out image of Earth from space. Text on screen reads “The Space Data Integrator.” Meet the FAA’s new Space Data Integrator This is an exciting time to work in the aerospace sector and the FAA is a big part of our nation’s new space ventures. It’s the FAA’s job to manage the airspace so all users, including space launch …

    Jul 8

  • Save Story: ‘Like a Cement Mixer Full of Rocks’

    That’s what it felt like as a Piper PA-28 pilot crashed his plane. Experience and clear-headed thinking — both on his part and on the controllers who assisted him — played a major role in keeping the accident off the fatal list. The Piper PA-28 was …

    Jul 1

  • A Climate for Change

    Masthead. Embracing the Environment By Rick Domingo, FAA Flight Standards Service Executive Director It’s a common human characteristic to avoid choices that require us to change. We tend to put our activities on autopilot and turn our attention to other things, often not noticing the changing …

    Jul 1

  • There’s Electricity in the Air

    Masthead. By Gene Trainor, FAA’s Compliance and Airworthiness Division Friends from Iowa often describe that state’s seasons as too hot, too cold, and too short. Further east, Mark Twain once quipped, “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” …

    Jul 1

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