Controllers from Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador recently completed an IFATCA sponsored five-day Aviation English Proficiency Course in Santa Cruz, Bolivia November 13-17. MAs and controllers from the entire region were invited to participate and the class filled up with over 25 participants, including a pilot.
The course was taught by Ronald Vega, MA from 2019 Conference host Costa Rica. Ron actually assisted the FAA in the United States with the creation of some of the material used in the course. Each student was given an E-textbook and accompanying CD so they could share their knowledge with ATCOs in their home facilities.
The Americas Region looks forward to hosting the next "Think Safety" seminar planned for February 6-8, 2018 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.