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NCBAA Luncheon
September 8

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NorCal Business Aviation Association

NCBAA aspires to be a powerful force regionally, sponsoring advocacy for business aviation, promote aviation safety, and provide mentoring and development of business aviation professionals.

Speaker Series


 NCBAA Luncheon

  September 8, 2015

Michael's at Shoreline Restaurant

Topic: Air Traffic Control - Bay Area and
          Northern California

A very i
nformative briefing with 3 FAA speakers from - SJC ATCT, Northern California TRACON (NCT), Oakland ARTCC (ZOA). This presentation will include an overview of operations at KSJC, latest updates on the 2016 Super Bowl ATC planning and airspace and what to expect, as well as Oakland Center updates and discussion on the recently implemented Northern California Metroplex RNAV SID's, STAR's and routings.

Tonya Patterson, Air Traffic Manager
San Jose ATCT

Tonya has been the Manager at SJC tower for last 5 years, previously an Operations Supervisor also at SJC.
Previous experience; 8 years US Navy controller, NAS Miramar, Philippines and NAS Alameda. She has also worked as a controller at San Carlos and Salinas Towers. First FAA facility in 1994 was Palo Alto ATCT.

Donald H. Kirby, Air Traffic Manager
Northern California Terminal Radar Approach Control NCT

Mr. Kirby holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from CSUS Long Beach.
He has worked for the FAA for over 33 years, as an air traffic controller, at various facilities, including the LAX

Mr. Kirby is currently serving as the Northern California TRACON Air Traffic Manager and is based in Mather, CA, Northern California TRACON is the 3rd busiest facility of its type in the world.  He holds a commercial pilot certificate, with instrument flight privileges.

David F. Flint, Traffic Management Officer
Oakland ARTCC - ZOA

Mr. Flint is a Palo Alto native and learned to fly at KPAO. He holds the following certificates and ratings: ATP AMEL, COMM ASEL/S, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, A&P, IA, CE-500, B-737.
He graduated from SJSU with a B.S. in Aviation Maintenance Management, and has10 years flight operations experience including flight instruction, corporate, government, and regional airline. 
Additionally he has 3 years airport operations experience at SFO in noise abatement/airside operations, as well as 6 years as a part-time instructor SJSU Aviation Department in the areas of human factors and ATC.
Mr. Flint has 23 years ATC experience at the following facilities: CPC-Bay TRACON, CPC/FLM-SJC ATCT, FLM-NorCal TRACON, ATM-RHV ATCT, OM/TMO-ZOA ARTCC

Please join us for this very informational luncheon meeting by selecting the RSVP link below.

We look forward to your attendance!



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