From:Dave Hennessey
Subject:Big Silver Birds - Potomac TRACON tour Date:Mon Jul 11 01:13:08 2011

Have you ever wondered why those big silver birds in the sky donít run into each other?

If youíre flying into Washington National, Dulles, BWI, Richmond International, or local military airports like Andrews Air Force Base, your flight will be assigned to an Air Traffic Controller at the Potomac TRACON for part of your journey.

The Potomac TRACON is the FAA's Terminal Radar Approach Control Facility which directs air traffic into and out of the DC / Baltimore / Richmond airports.

Iím arranging a tour of the Potomac TRACON Ė and I invite you to join me. During the 2-hour guided tour, we will learn all about how air traffic control works and visit the floor where Air Traffic Controllers peer into their radar screens and bark orders to those big silver birds to keep them from running into each other.

The Potomac TRACON is located near Warrenton, VA, on part of the U.S. Armyís formerly secretive Vint Hill Farm Station.

The tours are only given on Wednesdays, during the day. July is almost booked up, so Iím shooting for Wednesday, August 3rd.

Please let me know if youíd like to join me for this tour!

Dave Hennessey