National Air Traffic Control Day

National Air Traffic Control Day
Take a moment to appreciate the hard work of air traffic controllers on National Air Traffic Control Day - they keep us safe and connected in the sky!
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July 6
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Celebrate National Air Traffic Control Day on July 6 and thank the amazing people who keep us safe in the skies! This day was created to recognize and appreciate the hard work of air traffic controllers, who have been working tirelessly since 1925. They are responsible for ensuring a safe flight environment by monitoring, navigating and guiding aircrafts around airports all over the world. Let's take a moment to show our gratitude for their dedication to keeping us out of harm’s way!

History of National Air Traffic Control Day

National Air Traffic Control Day Timeline

January 2012
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).

How to Celebrate National Air Traffic Control Day

<div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">1. </span>Visit an air traffic control center</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Take a tour of an airport or air traffic control center near you to learn more about what goes on in the towers and how air traffic is managed.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">2. </span>Start a conversation</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Have a conversation with someone who works in air traffic control. Ask questions, learn more about the profession, and thank them for the vital role they play in aviation safety.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">3. </span>Host an air traffic control themed party</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Invite friends over to your place for an Air Traffic Control themed party. Make aviation related snacks, drinks, and decorations and have fun!</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">4. </span>Fly a kite</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Go out to an open field and fly a kite to celebrate National Air Traffic Control Day. It’s a great way to get outside, be creative, and think about those who keep our skies safe.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">5. </span>Watch some documentaries</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Gather around the TV with your friends and family to watch documentaries about air traffic controllers and the work they do. You'll be amazed by what you learn.</p></div>

Why National Air Traffic Control Day is Important

<div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>A.</span> Air Traffic Control keeps the skies safe</h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>Air traffic controllers play a vital role in ensuring the safety of pilots flying in and out of airports. Through their diligent monitoring, they can identify potential hazards before they can become catastrophic. Furthermore, they are able to communicate with pilots on the ground and in the air to coordinate takeoffs and landings efficiently and effectively.</p></div><div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>B.</span>It helps the number of flights increase</h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>Effective air traffic control not only helps ensure that all of our flights get off the ground safely but also increases operational efficiency which helps airlines add more flights without overloading the airspace. As a result, more travelers have access to affordable air travel which is critical for tourism and economic development.</p></div><div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>C.</span>Reduces delays</h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>By monitoring air traffic, controllers are able to help avoid any unnecessary delays at airports. They keep track of other planes in the airspace and identify potential congestion before it becomes an issue which can significantly reduce wait times for incoming or outgoing flights.</p></div>



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National Air Traffic Control Day FAQs

When is National Air Traffic Control Day?

National Air Traffic Control Day is celebrated on July 6 every year. In 2023 National Air Traffic Control Day will occur on a Thursday.

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