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Tuesday's panel "ATC Training: Excellence has got to be the Norm, not the Deviation," moderated by NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert & FAA ATO Deputy COO Tim Arel, focused on training as the lifeblood of the air traffic control profession and NATCA taking leadership role in changing how we think about training and the importance of it. The panel welcomed panelists from across the National Airspace System: Tom Adcock, National Training Rep, NATCA; Jeffrey Vincent, VP of Air Traffic Services, ATO; Glen Martin, VP of Safety and Technical Training, ATO; Don Moran, National Supcom Chair, ATO; Brian Shallenberger, ZDC Facility Rep, NATCA; and Carl Adams, ZDC Air Traffic Manager, ATO. Runway safety is a significant challenge and a top priority for everyone in aviation. To address this always-present risk, a panel on "Surface Safety: Don't let that Airport Mislead you" featured a discussion with NATCA National Runway Safety Rep Bridget Singratanakul (Gee), ALPA Aviation Safety Chairman Captain Steve Jangelis, and FAA ATO Runway Safety Manager Jim Fee. Panelists hosted a discussion about Integrating Remotely Piloted Aircraft into the National Airspace System. Bringing expertise and experience to CFS attendees regarding "Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Impacting your Airspace Sooner than you Think," were MITRE Corporation Director of Safety and Operations Greg Tennille and UBER Elevate Director of Engineering Airspace Systems Tom Prevot. ATC TRAINING RUNWAY SAFETY UAS COMMUNICATING FOR SAFETY Wednesday, Sept. 18 3

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