Robinson Aviation (RVA) and the Smyrna/ Rutherford County Airport Authority are proud to announce that Mr. Jeff Davis, Controller at Smyrna Tower has been named RVA “Air Traffic Controller of the Year” among 500 controllers at 96 towers across the United States.
Mr. Davis received his initial air traffic control training in the United States Army at Fort Rucker, AL and worked at many other stage fields during his army career. In 1988, he began working as a controller in Marion, IL, later transferred to Columbus, IN and in 1991 came to Smyrna Airport, Smyrna TN where he continues his career providing safe and expeditious movement of aircraft in the National Airspace System.
“This award exemplifies his professionalism, outstanding record of safety and courtesy to the pilots and students. He is very deserving of this honor”, stated John Black, Executive Director of Smyrna Airport.
The Smyrna Tower is a state of the art facility that works closely with Nashville Airport on coordinating the flow of air traffic in the Nashville area. Danny Nichols, Smyrna Tower Manager commented, “Jeff exemplifies the high standards and dedication needed of an outstanding air traffic controller.“
John R. Black
Smyrna/ Rutherford County Airport Authority