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Operation Rain Check - Potomac TRACON (Afternoon Session)
Operation Rain Check at Potomac TRACON. See How Air Traffic Control Works in the TRACON Facility.
Date and Time:
Saturday, December 9, 2023, starting at 13:00 Eastern Standard Time Download Calendar File
Sarah Patten and other Potomac TRACON Controllers.
Brief Description:

Operation Rain Check is back and once again you will have the opportunity to tour Potomac TRACON and see the inner-workings of this facility.  Controllers will provide a welcome briefing to guests followed by a tour where you will see Air Traffic Controllers working their assigned sectors.  You will see the radar scopes they use to watch the aircraft, watch as they manages the aircraft through their sector, and you will be able to ask questions during the briefing and during the tour.  

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Location of Seminar:
Potomac TRACON
3699 Macintosh Drive

Warrenton, VA 20187
Directions to Venue:

*REGISTRATION INFORMATION: For Security Reasons This is a Two-Part Registration.

First, register for the webinar using the registration option in this notice.  Next, send an email to randolph.horner@faa.gov with the following information included:

  • Your full name and date of birth.
  • Which session you are attending (morning or afternoon).
  • Statement verifying you are a US Citizen.

Both parts of the registration must be completed or you won't be able to be admitted.  A separate registration must be completed for each individual.  Each session is limited to 50 participants.  

From Rt. 28 or Rt. 29, take Vint Hill Road towards Vint Hill.  Turn on Vint Hill Pkwy, then turn left on Macintosh Road.  Upon arrival park in the designated visitor parking area then walk to the security gate.  Have your government issued ID with photo ready to present to the security officer. 

Fly-in Seminar?:
-1 seats at the facility, -51 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Washington FSDO FAASTeam
Contact Information:
Phone: (703) 230-7664 ext. 3260
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

A special Thank You to Sarah Patten, Randy Horner, and everyone at Potomac TRACON for their willingness to host Operation Rain Check.  

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 Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any Safety Event held based upon data/risk
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