Air traffic control trainees validated

| 03/02/2017
CNS Local Life

(L-R) CKIA manager Miguel Martin, ATC supervisor Joshua Burke, and air traffic controllers Eric Bodden, Carley Lazzari and Clem Scott

(CNS Local Life): Two more young Caymanians have joined the ranks of air traffic controllers at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) in Cayman Brac. Carley Lazzari and Eric Bodden completed their on-the-job training and were validated as air traffic controllers effective December 2016. Lazzari, who is the only female controller in Cayman Brac, said she has aspired to a career in air traffic control since she was a young girl.

She said she is grateful for the support from her parents and her mentor, Clem Scott, in helping her to achieve this goal. “Every time I step into the air traffic control tower, I feel such a sense of pride and accomplishment and I look forward to a long and prosperous career with the Airports Authority,” Lazzari said.

Bodden has also had a life-long dream of working in the aviation industry and credits his faith in helping him to achieve his goal of becoming an air traffic controller. “Always keep God close and put your mind and soul into working towards your dreams and they will eventually come true,” he said.

Lazzari and Bodden completed several months of specialised training in Trinidad and Tobago in February 2016 before returning to Cayman Brac for on-the-job training with qualified air traffic controllers.

Commenting on the new additions to the team, CKIA’s ATC supervisor Joshua Burke said, “I am extremely proud of Carley and Eric’s accomplishments and welcome them to the ATC family here at CKIA. I know they will continue to excel and I look forward to helping them grow as air traffic controllers.”

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