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Coffee with Controllers
Discuss Flight and Ground Operations at DuPage Airport and Beyond With Various Types of Air Traffic Controllers
Date and Time:
Saturday, July 6, 2024, starting at 09:00 Central Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Adam Szczechowicz, Nate John, Shane Friedman, and other FAA Controllers
Brief Description:

Regardless of your Pilot experience, from Student through Professional or just curious about how Aircraft maneuver around on the ground and in the air at an Airport.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn and interact with Professional Tower Personnel for Flight and Ground Operation at an Air Traffic Controlled Commercial (Class D) Airport.

Beyond the usual FAQs. You will have the opportunity to learn tips for Best Practices along with how the Human Factors play into Aircraft Directions given by The DuPage Airport Air Traffic Controllers (ATC), and beyond with TRACON and Center Air Traffic Controllers who may be present during this event. 

Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet the faces behind the voices!  

This interactive and informative event will be approximately 3 hours.

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Location of Seminar:
DuPage Airport (KDPA) West Chicago, Illinois
2700 International Drive
Main Terminal, 3rd Fl Conference Room
West Chicago, IL 60185
Directions to Venue:

GPS Map to DuPage Airport (KDPA) Main Terminal, Flight Center. Request directions to the 3rd Floor Conference Room - FAASTeam Signs will be posted to augment directions.

Ground Traffic: Parking Lot is located South of the Main Terminal with no Priority Signs posted.

Aircraft Traffic: Request Main Terminal Parking.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
40 seats at the facility, 20 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Greater Chicago FSDO – FAASTeam
Contact Information:
Gary M Budzak
Phone: (630) 267-1323
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Greater Chicago FSDO - FAASTeam thanks The DuPage Airport Authority for the venue and all of the Air Traffic Controllers for their generous time to make this event a success. Along with EAA Ch 15 Volunteer Members for Registration Desk help.

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
Master WINGS
1 Credit for Master Knowledge Topic 1
1 Hour Total for AMT
FAASTeam Project Information:
NPP 08, 13, 14, 44, 53, 54
National Project:
Any Safety Event held based upon data/risk
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