Airway Pioneer Member
Frederick M. Isaac

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I came into the FAA as a newly minted Civil Engineering graduate, one of many engineers hired in the 1959-1961 period to help improve the NAS following the mid-air collision over the Grand Canyon in 1956. My early years were spent in Airway Facilities as a Resident Engineer on control towers, comm and nav facilities. Then I moved over to Airports and spent 16 years there. I served as a Division Manager in Airway Facilities and Airports, before ending my FAA career as Deputy Regional Director and then Regional Administrator in NW Mountain Region. My work took me to Western, Great Lakes, Western Pacific and Northwest Mountain Regions.

Looking back on my 35-year FAA career, there were two very special aspects of it: the importance and responsibility of what we did, and the quality of the people we worked with on those many important projects and programs.

Fred Isaac
116 217th Avenue, NE
Sammamish, WA 98074-7054
Voice: 425.392.2543
FAX: 425.392.5339

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