NATCA Members Attend GFL Winter Skiing Championship
NATCA members joined air traffic controllers (ATCs) from across the world in Laax, Switzerland, for the 45th annual Golden Flight Level ( GFL) Winter Championship for ATC personnel. GFL was founded in 1976 and has taken place annually in many beautiful ski resorts. This year in Laax, from Jan. 26 through Feb. 2, was no different. The event brought 43 teams from 28 countries. Team USA enjoyed its largest participation to date and included members from Boston, Dallas, Washington, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Salt Lake City, Sarasota, Fla., and Seattle. Besides competitions in skiing and snowboarding during the day, each evening presented opportunities to get together with foreign colleagues and promote the spirit of solidarity and GFL.