EAA Chapter 14 -- Brown Field (KSDM) - 1409 Continental St. - San Diego, CA 92154-5707
Membership Meeting Program -- 2016-10-15

Rob Reddeg  --  'Bridging the Gap between Controllers and Pilots to improve Safety'

Our October speaker will be Rod Reddeg who is an Air Traffic Controller with SoCal TRACON.  As part of SoCal’s renewed outreach efforts, Rob’s presentation will cover controlled air operations (IFR and VFR) in Southern California.  The objective of his discussion is to bridge the gap between controllers and pilots to improve safety.

Rob Reddeg is a Certified Professional Controller (CPC) at Southern California Terminal Approach Control (SOCAL TRACON) for the past 15 years with an ATC background in Tower, TRACON, GCA and aircraft carrier work.   He served 9 years in the US Navy as a controller both on the USS John C Stennis (CVN-74) and at NAS North Island.  Since leaving the US Navy in 2008, he joined the FAA and has been working at the SOCAL TRACON for over 8 years.   He currently serves as the SOCAL TRACON National Air Traffic Controllers Association Safety and Procedures team leads.

One of Rob’s main priorities within the safety team right now is education.  As controllers, they have recognized with the changes in technology, staffing and procedures that there is a major gap between the pilot and controller expectations.  With his brief, he'll educate us on SOCAL TRACON airspace best practices to ensure that everyone as a team is doing everything we can to continue to ensure this is some of the safest airspace in the National Airspace System.   With SOCAL TRACON working over 2.2 million aircraft in 2015, it is important we all work together to ensure that continues to happen.