Airway Pioneer Member
Daniel E. Carr

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I was born in Los Angeles July 15,1930 and lived in South Central LA (under the final approach for Runway 25 at LAX). I joined the US Navy in 1948 and served as a CW radio operator and an air controller until 1952. After the USN, I attended El Camino College 1952-54. I entered on duty with the CAA in 1956 at the LAX ARTCC where I was an Air Traffic Controller. My wife and I were married after I completed my controller training at ZLA in Nov 1956. In 1961, I transferred to the El Toro, CA RATCC where I served as Controller and Team Supervisor until 1971. I learned to fly at El Toro MCAS (flying club) in 1966 and logged about 1550 hours. I gave up flying at age 65. I was promoted to Watch Supervisor at the Long Beach CA Tower in 1971 and, in 1972, I transferred to the Los Angeles Regional Office as an AWP-510 Specialist serving there until 1973. I became Chief of the Atlanta ARTCC in 1974. In 1977, I became the Chief of the Evaluation Branch, then Chief Operations Branch and finally, Deputy Chief of the Air Traffic Division, all in the ATL Regional Office.

I retired from the FAA in 1986 and took a position with Delta Air Lines as System Manager, Air Traffic Operations, where I remained until 1993.

One thought - It went by very fast and I can honestly say that I enjoyed every single day. My brother Ken and I remain very close. It is interesting to note that we both followed almost identical career paths during our working life. (See Ken Carr's resume)

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