A Brief History

In 1952 a group of far-sighted controllers set about the task of organising a professional body that could safeguard and promote the profession of air traffic control. Their endeavours quickly attracted support and during 1954 the Guild of Air Traffic Control Officers was officially formed listing some 278 foundation members. The original principles of GATCO have stood the test of time.

The GATCO historic image library can be found here.

GATCO’s Masters and Presidents can be found here.