Regional air traffic control: A unique perspective

Air Traffic Controller Susie McGough stands in Perth ATC Tower

After spending nearly a decade as an air traffic controller in Melbourne, Susie McGough was ready for her next challenge.

In 2013, Susie swapped her life in a big city for the outback and embarked on a whole new adventure.

Today she reflects on the challenges and opportunities of working in a regional tower in Western Australia’s Kimberley region and how it helped broaden her horizons and aviation network.

Read her full story in Women in Aviation (Australian Chapter).

Susie McGough will represent Airservices Australia at the Emerging Leaders Virtual Forum on 30 October 2020 to discuss this year’s theme ‘Accelerated Regional Aviation Pathways’.

Posted on: October 28, 2020

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