Sarasota’s airport community gathered yesterday for the 8thAnnual Pilot & Air Traffic Controller Social. Every year in November, Cirrus Aviation and our numerous local partners get both aviators and air traffic controllers together to share questions, comments, and stories among our very special aviation community.
Pilots look forward to this event all year. It is invaluable to be able to ask questions directly to those who have the birds-eye view that everyone so heavily relies on. Controllers can share their common issues and hot topics, and improve the overall communication skills and safety of those for which they bear the ultimate responsibility. As they say, a little communication can go a long way!
The food was great, the laughter was loud, and the stories got longer throughout the night. Pilot friends reunited, and others met new fellow enthusiasts in our unique aviation niche. Looking at the ecosystem of sponsors at their tables, pilots perusing the crowd, and ATC in the middle, it is evident that we are spoiled in Sarasota, as not many other communities enjoy such involvement and such collaboration.
Mark your calendar for next November, because we will be rolling it out again next year! Visit Cirrus Aviation’s Facebook page here for more photos and stay tuned for our next Big Announcement coming next week!