• Since 2004, the Archie League Medal of Safety Awards has grown to become known within NATCA as a highly prestigious honor to receive and is shown as a mark of heroism in the air traffic profession. But who is the mystery man that these awards are named after? 
  • Air traffic increasingly began causing safety concerns and delays in the aviation industry in the mid-1920s and in 1929, St. Louis saw this need and hired the first U.S. air traffic controller, Archie W. League, a pilot and mechanic. Every day, League would drag his “control tower” or a wheelbarrow carrying a chair, an umbrella for shade, his lunch, a note pad and a pair of signal flags he used to direct air traffic.
  • League went on to earn a degree in aeronautical engineering and, with 36-years in the field, he helped develop the federal air traffic control system.

 


 

When? March 6, 2013 

 


 

Where? Las Vegas,

Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino

 

 


 

 

Dress? Your Best