International Day of the air traffic controller

October 20 in 1961 in Amsterdam, an International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers (International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations, IFATCA). This event was a significant milestone in the history of the development of air transport, which was the basis for the emergence of a new professional holiday dedicated to his name — the International Day of the air traffic controller (International Day of the Air Traffic Controller).

Since the founding of number of members of associations IFATCA has grown to 133, they are 50 thousand air traffic controllers worldwide. There is a rule among air traffic controllers — work must be done, regardless of what else the circumstances and conditions of work.

This holiday was for managers around the world the opportunity to stress once again the importance of their profession, to draw public attention to his work , to declare their achievements and to formulate plans and goals for the future.

Security in the sky is in the hands of these people on the ground. On the air traffic controllers entrusted with the awesome responsibility and professionalism to their highest demands.

specialists from air traffic control requires not only the mastery of skills, but also a special psychological training. And it is not by chance that in this profession one of the highest in the world image, prestige and social status.