Scott Hartwig is a retired Air Traffic Controller with more than 40 years of aviation experience. As the son of a Fixed Base Operator, he had the opportunity to experience aviation from the ground up, beginning with servicing airplanes and progressing through flying as a Flight Instructor, FAR Part 135 charter pilot, FAR Part 91 Corporate pilot and eventually retiring from Chicago Approach Control after a 27 year career with the Federal Aviation Administration.
During that career in the FAA, Scott performed ATC duties in 3 control towers and as an approach controller for the world’s busiest , O’hare airport, as well as Area/Operations Supervisor and Acting Manager positions, and is the recipient of numerous Outstanding Performance awards.
Scott currently ferries and instructs in WWII warbirds, and teaches part-time at a local aviation maintenance school. He, and his wife of 29 years, enjoy maintaining and flying their vintage 1952 Cessna 195, motorcycling and traveling.