Jimmy Smith National Air Traffic Controllers Association



Jimmy Smith was hired by the FAA in 2010 and was an air traffic controller assigned to Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control for 10 years. Prior to joining the FAA, he served as an air traffic controller in the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense.

Jimmy has been the full-time National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) representative for Unmanned Aircraft Systems since August 2020. He participates in all aspects of UAS integration, from the development of future technologies and requirements to working with individual facilities on their specific UAS operations. He also works with the FAA‘s UAS office on the development and implantation of UAS training for air traffic controllers.