“In the uncertain times in which we live, my IFATCA conference experience was inspirational in many ways. The community of air traffic professionals is a worldwide family who are not separated by borders, cultures or race; we are a like-minded body of individuals who share a passion and devotion to our common cause; to understand, challenge and develop the solutions to tomorrow’s problems. The part GATCO plays at this level on the global IFATCA stage is something we should all be proud of, representing our members opinions and interests at the very highest level.” – Swanwick air traffic controller after attending IFATCA’s annual conference.
This involvement allows the views and concerns of individual GATCO members to be heard and provides the opportunity to influence worldwide aviation regulations and procedures. Additionally, many GATCO members have held and currently hold positions within IFATCA, from members of standing committees and international representatives to members of IFATCA’s own Executive Board.