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FAA Challenge - Smart Airport Student Competition

FAA Challenge - Smart Airport Student Competition

The FAA challenges undergraduate and graduate students to develop innovative ways to use smart technology in and around airports to enhance the overall travel experience.

Nerves of Steel - Tammie Jo Shults
Nerves of Steel - Tammie Jo Shults

Nerves of Steel - Tammie Jo Shults

SWA Captain Tammie Jo Shults - many of us had the pleasure of hearing Tammie Jo speak at this past years Women in Aviation conference.  PWC has been offered a wonderful opportunity. PWC members are able to download the first 4 chapters of Tammie Jo Shults's upcoming book for free at www.CaptainShults.com.  Stay tuned for further exciting news 

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Maternity Leave

Ever have questions about what paperwork you needed to file, what articles help give you guidance or just how to go about planning your Maternity Leave.

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STEM AVSED Contests

October 10

Here is information for contests and awards going on in the ATO.  The FAA is looking for support for these programs in getting the word.

Career Maximizing Workshop

October 19

PWC in partnership with NBCFAE, NHCFAE, as well as PWC sponsors, SkyOne and Livingston Financial present a one day Career Maximizing Workshop.  Space is limited so sign up early to secure your spot for this training with breakouts and mentoring opportunities.

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Check Your Sports App For Daily Performance Assessments

If you check sports recaps every day, you’re accustomed to seeing players and coaches talk about what they did right and what they did wrong after every single performance. Their stats are shown in a box score. And a commentator is probably providing some additional analysis – debating whether the Washington Nationals should have tapped Max Scherzer to pitch in the wildcard game against Milwaukee this week, for example. You have to have a thick skin for that kind of scrutiny unless you’re the player starring on the highlight reel!

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Cutting Carbs and Tackling Our Top 5 Safety Issues

I saw an old friend recently who felt a lot healthier after a lifelong struggle with diet and exercise. He said that after years of counting calories without much effect, he switched up his approach and started looking more carefully at the kinds of food he was choosing, and he got the results he was hoping for.

Taking a look at nagging problems with a new lens is important on the job too.

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Lights Out? Runway Closed? Providing Better Notices

These days, we all feel bombarded with information – news and weather alerts on our phones, sales pitches in our inboxes, posts in our social media feeds and more. It’s so much from so many sources, it’s hard to sort out what’s important.

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Making the Playing Field More Even Benefits Everyone

Hi everyone,

When we started talking about NextGen over a decade ago and ever since, we’ve known that we faced a real hurdle to realizing the full benefits of a modernized system – mixed equipage levels among aircraft. Operators equip their aircraft at various paces, but we knew that we must have a critical mass of advanced avionics in our users’ fleet to get the most of our investments. The greater the variances in equipage in our national airspace system (NAS), the harder it would be to tap into NextGen’s full potential.

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Influencing Younger Generations

Hi everyone,

One of the most important things we can do in the FAA is make sure that we continue to develop and pass information down to the next generation. One way we ensure this occurs is through our internship program.

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