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A New York native turned southern gentleman! Derek found a niche for public speaking and aviation early on during his years of high school and ultimately realized that he wanted to give back to the community. He comes from a family of those that have served, as his step father was a Huey and Chinook pilot in the U.S. Army, and currently flies a Sikorsky S-76D. His mother was a flight attendant for TWA and currently works as a CSR at FlightSafety Intl. Derek is currently an air traffic controller at Atlanta TRACON in Peachtree City, Georgia. While being an advocate for personal growth, he is also a proponent of social justice and ensuring that people use their voice on any platform they desire. Derek believes facilitating meaningful and constructive dialogue surrounding emotional and complex topics is the first step toward plausible and sensible solutions. It goes without saying, Derek’s passion for aviation is undeniable! Although Personal Development is something he is fully committed to because of the impact it has on our everyday lives, his goal is to help others understand their worth with the talents they currently possess and to solidify core values such as morals and ethics. Pro-social intervention is the answer! In Derek’s spare time he enjoys flying with friends, traveling to new destinations and trying new craft beers!

The Traffic Pattern Derek Vento

    • Leisure
    • 5.0, 75 Ratings

A New York native turned southern gentleman! Derek found a niche for public speaking and aviation early on during his years of high school and ultimately realized that he wanted to give back to the community. He comes from a family of those that have served, as his step father was a Huey and Chinook pilot in the U.S. Army, and currently flies a Sikorsky S-76D. His mother was a flight attendant for TWA and currently works as a CSR at FlightSafety Intl. Derek is currently an air traffic controller at Atlanta TRACON in Peachtree City, Georgia. While being an advocate for personal growth, he is also a proponent of social justice and ensuring that people use their voice on any platform they desire. Derek believes facilitating meaningful and constructive dialogue surrounding emotional and complex topics is the first step toward plausible and sensible solutions. It goes without saying, Derek’s passion for aviation is undeniable! Although Personal Development is something he is fully committed to because of the impact it has on our everyday lives, his goal is to help others understand their worth with the talents they currently possess and to solidify core values such as morals and ethics. Pro-social intervention is the answer! In Derek’s spare time he enjoys flying with friends, traveling to new destinations and trying new craft beers!

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

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The Traffic Pattern ROCKS!

The Traffic Pattern is a great podcast for each and every aviation enthusiast! The team works hard to bring unique and captivating content to its listeners. Derek is a magnificent host - his dedication and most importantly - his jokes, keep you engaged and counting down the days until the next episode!

Bradley-C. ,

The Traffic Pattern is Awesome

The Traffic Pattern has easily become my all time favorite podcast I love learning about the different jobs and careers within the aviation industry and just love listening and learning new facts about this amazing industry everyday

Thanks so much for making a wonderful podcast!

ATCHale ,

My fav podcast!

The Traffic Pattern is an awesome podcast! Whether you’re already fully invested in aviation, just getting started or thinking about getting into aviation this is the perfect podcast to tune into! Super informative and fun! And connects all parts of aviation to show all of the possibilities out there! Super motivating! Tune in!

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