ATCA's Young Professionals


It's Back! ATCA's 2016 YAP Rooftop Reception is Thursday, September 15 
One of the year's best opportunities for young professionals and veterans of the industry to meet, the rooftop reception overlooks the nation's capitol, while guests enjoy refreshments and make genuine, professional connections they can use in their future careers.

When: 6 – 9 p.m., Thursday, September 15
Where: Hosted by Leidos at Capital Gallery West Tower Rooftop, 600 Maryland Ave SW, Washington DC 20024 (map) // Thanks to the Harris Corporation for a backup location in case of inclement weather 
RSVP! Submit your name and information on the RSVP Google Form.

Contact Marion Brophy.
Tell Your Fellow YAPs! Click here to download the flyer below and distribute to other young professionals in the aviation industry.

Sign up as a YAP and receive free entry! Download the form here. Once complete, send to Tim Wagner at ATCA.

What is YAP?
ATCA's Young Aviation Professionals (YAP) is a group focusing on developing the industry’s newest leaders. Industry representatives have partnered with the Air Traffic Control Association to further your career. Its mission is to foster the next generation of aviation leaders by empowering young professionals with the knowledge, exposure, and relationships to tackle critical aviation challenges over the course of their careers.
Interested in attending more YAP events? Sign up to receive our emails.

Past Events
ATCA's Annual Rooftop Reception 2015
Thank you to all the YAPs who came out to the Annual Rooftop Reception! Interested in attending more YAP events? Sign up to receive our emails.


Knowledge: Providing the leader of tomorrow with access to events and information to foster knowledge.

  • Experiential learning events
  • Speaker Series
  • ATCA access (with benefits such as the opportunity to serve on committees, receive The Journal of Air Traffic Control, and much more).

Exposure: Providing young professional access and exposure to leaders in the aviation profession.

  • Roundtables with the leaders in aviation
  • ATCA volunteering opportunities
  • An annual Event involving meet-ups with the VIPs in Industry

Relationships: Providing a network for young professionals with diverse backgrounds.

  • Networking Happy Hours
  • Philanthropic Volunteering Opportunities

YAP routinely looks for sponsors to support our work. Sponsorships are event-specific, and we strive to provide outstanding recognition to those who enable our events.

If you have access to a unique facility, would like to invite YAP members to an existing event, or would like to speak on a topic, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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