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"Flight into the Future"

"Flight into the Future"

If you have ever dreamed of flying or built a paper airplane, you have walked in the footsteps of the men and women who created the world of aviation as we know it today. Ideas were written on paper. Wooden and cloth models were built to test the designs before the actual balloons, gliders, and planes were built and tested by brave men and women in the air. Today, aircraft designers from all over the world work together, planning and testing their ideas on computers. As the designs take shape, engineers and manufactures built with the latest composites and other materials to make them lighter and more versatile than ever before to meet the needs of today’s flyers.
Girls -vs- Boys

Girls -vs- Boys

Why do so few women end up in physics, mathematics and other fields traditionally associated with “brilliance”? Part of the answer may lie in what happens to girls by the time they’re out of kindergarten.



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Anchorage Aviation Day

September 16

PWC along with other FAA Employee Associations presents Anchorage Aviation Day for Girls September 16, 2017 8am-5pm at Merrill Field, Anchorage Alaska

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Who is PWC - Kaitlynn Cornett

Meet PWC Member Kaitlynn Cornett

Growing up I always loved going to work with my dad. Such a fascinating experience, especially at night when everything is lit up. But I really did not know what I wanted to do with my life until my senior year of high school. In February of 2012 I was with my family visiting friends in Chicago. My dad used to work at Palwaukee and we stopped by there one night to see a friend of his. That’s when it hit me, I want to be an air traffic controller. 

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PBN in Bermuda

The America’s Cup Race begins in Bermuda this weekend. As you may know, it’s an intense sailing competition that’s been taking place since 1851. In previous races, this event has attracted more than 250,000 spectators! That’s a lot of people traveling by air to one place.

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Correcting Hazards in the NAS

The ATO’s Top 5 Hazard List is a powerful illustration of our Collect, Find and Fix approach to proactively address safety risk. On the FY17 list, we’re tackling hazards involving close encounters between IFR and VFR aircraft, NOTAM issuance and cancellation, NOTAM prioritization and filtering, runway flyovers, and aircraft landing on the wrong runway, on a taxiway, or at the wrong airport. We’ve already completed 10 of the 29 corrective actions developed for these list items.
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Public Servants Extraordinare

Public Service Recognition Week begins on May 7. I want to take this time to thank every one of you for what you do every day to support the FAA’s mission. When it comes to running a safe, efficient airspace system, and handling the number of operations we do, no one else in the world comes close!

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Performance Management and Mid-Cycle Reviews

This is always such an exciting time of year for sports fans. Many of us were riveted by the men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments, and are now turning our attention to the crack of a bat on the baseball diamond as our favorite pro hockey and basketball teams vie for the playoffs.

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Meeting the UAS Challenge

Hi everyone. This week, the FAA and the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International co-sponsored the 2017 UAS Symposium in Reston, Virginia.  More than 650 people attended from sectors such as aviation, technology and academia, to learn about and share the latest on the integration of UAS into the National Airspace System. There is a whole lot of anticipation about what the FAA is doing on this subject.

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