George Cline

 

 

Since 1968 George Cline has safely coordinated many diverse aerial operations and events. 

Originally trained as a United States Air Force Air Traffic Controller, Cline has gone on to a distinguish career that includes:

Airshow Controller at the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) massive show at Oshkosh, WI.

The 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA.

The 1999 US Open Golf Tournament in Pinehurst, NC.

The 1995 National Aerobatic Championships in Sherman, TX.

The 2002 Air Venture Race and Time Trials in Manteo, NC.

2004 Masters Golf Tournament, Augusta, GA

ICAS Academy Instructor.

And 20 years as a Controller, Procedures Coordinator, and Supervisor at the Sun N' Fun Fly-In, Lakeland, FL.  He was honored as their "Controller of the Year" in 1990.

George has also worked extensively with the North Carolina Dept. of Aviation providing his expertise and knowledge to coordinate their Wings Weekend Programs and their Coastal Carolina Air Tours.

Cline continues as an Air Traffic Controller and Staff Support Specialist for the FAA, is active on the FAA's Safety Council, the National Airspace Review Team.

George recently served as the FAA liaison to the North American Air Defense Command's (NORAD) Joint Military Command deep inside its Cheyenne Mountain Facility in Colorado Springs, CO.

George has taught Day 1 Ground School Training to Continental pilots in GSO, NC, had his own featured column entitled; "A-T-C Ask The Controller" in a nationally published Safety magazine.

He also works the other side of the mic; he is a active Private Pilot and serves as a good will ambassador for aviation speaking to civic and community groups about his profession and avocation.

George Cline is at the top of his game: his ability, experience and personality make him the leading professional airshow Airboss in North America.