- October 20 -

The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller

The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller not only marks the anniversary of IFATCA (International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations was founded in october 20, 1961): it also celebrates the men and women who 24/7 help make air travel the safest possible mode of...

The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller

The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller not only marks the anniversary of IFATCA (International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations was founded in october 20, 1961): it also celebrates the men and women who 24/7 help make air travel the safest possible mode of transport.

On any given day, thousands of flights are guided safely through the skies. Whether they are carrying passengers or cargo, flight crews are responsible for their load, and when they fly they rely entirely on the professionalism of air traffic controllers, the systems they use and all the people behind the scenes.
The air traffic control profession is one that requires highly specialized knowledge, skills and abilities. Air traffic controllers must work rapidly and efficiently to coordinate the succinct movement of air traffic while ensuring its safe separation and maintaining total concentration. They must understand complex situations and make quick decisions while managing multiple flights at a time.
Air traffic controllers have an incredible amount of responsibility and the profession is subject to some of the strictest physical and mental medical requirements, making it one that is consistently regarded around the world as one of the most challenging.
Source:
http://www.eurocontrol.int/news/international-day-air-traffic-controller
http://www.eurocontrol.org/ATCODay2008
http://nhlabornews.com/2012/10/natca-and-ifatca-celebrate-international-air-traffic-controller-day/

Categories:

You may also like...

Interesting events from Special category.

International Firefighters’ Day

Firefighters dedicate their lives to the protection of life and property. Sometimes that dedication is in the form of countless hours volunteered over many years, in others it is many selfless years working in the industry. In all cases it risks the ultimate sacrifice of a firefighter’s...

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

Quebec's National Holiday (French: La fete nationale) is a provincial public holiday celebrated annually on June 24, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day. The festivities occur on June 23 and 24 and, since 1978, are publicly financed and organized by a National Holiday Organizing Committee (Comité...

Gorgeous Grandma Day

On Gorgeous Grandma Day we celebrate those 50s and over women who live to get the most out of their lives. The ones who cherish themselves as much as their family, and most importantly simply exude a love for life. That's certainly a beautiful attitude and we appreciate all the positive energy that...

Women's Equality Day

Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country on an equal basis with men. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United...

Esperanto Day / Zamenhof Day

Zamenhof Day (Zamenhofa Tago in Esperanto), also called Esperanto Day, is celebrated on 15 December, the birthday of Esperanto creator L. L. Zamenhof. It is the most widely celebrated day in Esperanto culture. The history of celebrating Esperanto on Zamenhof's birthday can be traced back to 17...

Roots Day

The holiday season is full of family functions and gatherings, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate your roots! Many people take their family history and ancestry for granted, and never take the time to learn about the struggles and triumphs of their ancestors and the history of their family...

Download KeepIn Calendar

Enjoy the interesting stories even on your phone or tablet