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Njeri "Chad" Carroo 1335345
Air Traffic Manager (Controller)

Beginning his ATC career in March of 2016, Chad's progression has been limited only by the Training Department's capacity and the time restrictions imposed by VATCAR. With natural leadership skills and a fresh perspective, Chad looks to lead the Kingston FIR into 2017.

RW: Chad is a college student in New York, New York. 

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Maurice Johnson 1058387
Deputy Air Traffic Manager (Controller)

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Maurice first joined the Kingston FIR in the latter part of 2009, when he made the long jump from Student 1 to Controller 1 by virtue of his being a licensed Air Traffic Controller. He returned to active status in the Autumn of 2015 to take the reins in the absence of an Air Traffic Manager.

RW: Maurice is a real-world Commercial Pilot and Air Traffic Controller in Jamaica, having worked in both the local and terminal environments.

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Gray Taylor 1041931
Training Director, Director of IT & Facilities (Senior Instructor)

Gray has served the Kingston FIR in various capacities since 2008, serving as an Instructor and Webmaster under the previous 3 Air Traffic Managers. He has occupied the Divisional posts of VATCAR5 (Events Director) and VATCAR3 (Training Director), along with stints as ATM and DATM elsewhere in the Caribbean. He is passionate about realistic ATC training and obsessively improves upon Kingston's EuroScope simulation of the real-world Raytheon AutoTrac II system. In June 2015 he was honored for his long-time service to the VATCAR Training Department with a Senior Instructor rating.

RW: Gray is an FAA Private Pilot studying European History and Spanish at a major U.S. University.

Diarra Hoyte 1187518
Director of Events and Marketing (Controller)

Diarra joined the FIR in 2011. Since joining, Diarra has steadily progressed through the ranks as an Air Traffic Controller, and now makes an attempt to bring back the vibrant atmosphere here at Kingston that we yearn for.

RW: Diarra is a student at a local college in the Cayman Islands majoring in Engineering Technology, with the intention of entering the aviation industry upon completion of his course.

Matthew Palma 1274955
Staff Mentor - Local, Procedural & Radar Approach Control (Controller)

A relatively new recruit, Matthew began his Kingston career in the Summer of 2015. After rocketing through the local and enroute control phases, he displayed an uncanny sense of maturity and the natural instincts of a teacher. This resulted in his fresh appointment as Staff Mentor for local and terminal control.

RW: Matthew is a university student in Kingston, Jamaica.

Maleik Bennett 1349202
Deputy Events Director (Student-2)

Another fresh recruit, Maleik has just the right combination of skills to bring the big VAs back to Kingston. 

RW: Maleik is completing his High School education in the United States. 


Lifetime Honorees


Nigel Cummins 814420
Former Air Traffic Manager - Lifetime Member (Senior Controller)

Magic Bruzdowicz 845677
Former Air Traffic Manager - Lifetime Member (Senior Controller)

Andrew McBean 1134007
Former Air Traffic Manager - Lifetime Member (Enroute Controller)