Welcome to ZME - Memphis Air Route Traffic Control Center!
Southern hospitality is what we do, and here at Memphis customer service is our first priority. Our air traffic controllers are known for being friendly and helpful, especially to new pilots, and for providing thorough and skilled handling for our more experienced air transport clientele. This is expected: it comes naturally for a group of controllers who love what they do, and are dedicated to providing top notch air traffic control to everyone who visits our airspace. Whether you are a pilot or a controller, you can always count on professional and Southern hospitality.
NEWS AND EVENTS
|Mar 15, 2014 → Congrats to Kristian Bauer|
Please join me and the rest of the staff in congradulating Kristian on his successful completion of his S3 Major. Welcome to the radar control club we look forward to seeing you on the scopes.
|Jul 27, 2014 → Rocket City: 56 Years of NASA (from 2300)|
Celebrating 56 years of NASA in Rocket City, USA. After World War II, Redstone Arsenal, located just east of the Huntsville Airport, was selected for the Army's rocket and missile development program. A group of German scientists and engineers led by Wernher von Braun developed what became known as the PGM-11 Redstone Rocket, the first large American ballistic missile. On January 31, 1958 Explorer 1, America's first satellite, was launched into orbit using a launch vehicle that was a descendant from the Redstone Rocket. This brought national attention to Huntsville, making it known as "The Rocket City". Since then, developments such as the Saturn rocket boosters, which were used by NASA in the Apollo Lunar Landing Program, have been completed in Huntsville. Many NASA-related activities continued into the 21st century. Come out and celebrate 56 years of NASA in The Rocket City!