Richard E. Smith

Summary of qualifications

  • 1970 – 1995 – USA Federal Aviation Administration – En Route,
  • Terminal Radar and Tower controller
  • 1995 – Present – Federal Contract Tower controller and ATC and
  • Aviation English contract instructor (classroom and simulator)

Air Traffic Controller and ATC Instructor

  • Certified Radar Controller (Enroute) at Chicago ARTCC (619 Indian Tr. Rd., Aurora, Il 60506 Ph: 630-906- 8250) North Wing – North Arrival / Departure at KORD, military at KMSN and civil traffic at KMKE (1970- 1974). Supervisor: F. Broich
  • Certified Radar Controller (Enroute) at Los Angeles ARTCC (2555 E.Ave. P, Palmdale, CA 93550 Ph: 805-265- 8200) – KLAX Arrival / Departures (1977-1981). Supervisor: P. Sweers
  • Facility instructor (EPDS), Los Angeles ARTCC (1980-1981). Taught in classroom and simulator environments – retained currency. Supervisor: G. Breen
  • Certified Radar Controller (Enroute) at Denver ARTCC (2211 17 th Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 Ph: 303-651- 4100) – Denver Arrival / Departures, military traffic from KRCA AFB (1974-1977 & 1981-1985). Supervisor: R. Strachan
  • Certified Radar Controller (Apch) at Griffiss RAPCON (529 Hangar Rd., Ste 201, Rome, NY13441 Ph: 315-337- 3190) (1985-1988) – military traffic (B-52, KC-135, T-33, T-37, F-106), ASR Apchs, Civil traffic to KUCA. Supervisor: B. Register
  • Certified Radar Controller (Apch) at San Juan, CERAP (GPO Section, San Juan, PR 00936 Ph: 787-253- 8663) (1988-1995) – Apch control, staff instructor and supervisor at Level V, facility. Supervisor: B. Perez
  • Tower controller at Barnes FCT (Barnes Municipal Airport, Westfield, MA 01085 Ph: 413-562- 4582) (1998-2001) – Airport tower control at Level I BRITE equipped VFR tower. Supervisor: G. Keefe
  • Air Traffic Control Instructor (En Route/Terminal) at San Juan, PR CERAP. Employed by Washington Consulting Group. DYSIM/ETG and classroom instructor. Ph: 787-253- 8645 (May, 2001–August 2002) Supervisor: K Kruse
  • Tower controller at Outagami FCT (Outagamie County Airport, Appleton, WI 54915 Ph: (920) 739-5982) (September 2002 – May 2003) – Airport tower control at Level I BRITE equipped VFR tower. Supervisor: J. York (August 2002 – May 2003)
  • Contractor Site Supervisor, Washington Consulting Group. Administration/supervision of training staff + instructor in Terminal and En Route. San Juan, PR. Ph: 787-253- 8645. Supervisor: Chuck Sears. (May 2003 – January 2006)
  • En Route Instructor (contract – University of Oklahoma) – FAA Academy. Instructor for the FAA Initial Training Program – radar, non-radar and classroom. Oklahoma City, OK. (405) 954-3679. (January 2006 – April 2008) Supervisor: J. Immel
  • Air Traffic Control Instructor (En Route) at San Juan, PR CERAP. Employed by Washington Consulting Group. DYSIM/ETG and classroom instructor. Ph: 787-253- 8645 (April, 2008–November 2008) Supervisor: J. Cearley
  • Air Traffic Control (ATCOTS) Instructor (En Route) at San Juan, PR CERAP. Employed by Raytheon. DYSIM/ETG and classroom instructor. Ph: 787-253- 8645 (November 2008 – July 2012) Supervisor: J. Cearley
  • Aviation English and ATC Procedures Consultant. Designed, developed and taught Aviation English courses online with www.uleadair.com. (August 2012 to present).

Education

1963 - 1967 College of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN
Psychology
Completed three years of study at university level.

Additional professional activities

Past president of the World League of Air Traffic Controllers, the international educational and fraternal society of Air Traffic Control Professionals.