The New Question Of The Day Bot

April, 26, 2022 by

, The Question Of The Day Bot how does it work, how do you use it and how/why was it made?

Firstly, how/why was it made? It all started when I saw Kyle Boas talking about how he wanted a new bot. I contacted him and said I could do it, he said ok and I got to work. After weeks of coding in python, and testing, I finally finished the first version. Now I continue to add more features.

The bot works by sending a DM to each person with the QOTD role, in the dm you will find the question, and options for the answer (if the question is multiple choice). After reading the question, simply type the answer in the chat with the bot and send it. Then, in another channel on the server, the bot will send your answer. This channel can only be seen by certain roles such as staff. The staff or other people who have access to that channel will then mark your answer by the reaction to the bot’s message with your answer. After 3 hours (16:00z), the bot will stop accepting answers and post the answer in the #general channel.

The leaderBoard

In the #leaderboard channel, you can find an embed, this will show the top 8 people who have answered the most correct answers. as the staff mark your answers, your score on the leaderboard will go up, staff can also un-react to your answers meaning they are un-marking them, this also means your points will go down by however many of your answers they un-reacted on.

This bot can be found on the IFATC Education Group server. I hope you enjoy it and answer your questions well.

Thank you for reading,

SPEEDBIRD101

Trainer Appreciation Day Recap

April, 25, 2022 by

Trainer Appreciation Day has officially come to an end, and it was remarkable how so many people came together to honor our trainers and all that they do for us.
The training airports used in the events were packed to capacity, and some people even noted that it felt like a FNF!

In our Trainer Panel that took place in the IFATC Education Group Discord Server, Trainers and community members came together to join in a discussion highlighting the importance of our training team.

The panel began with opening remarks by the Hosts, Daniel Steinman and Kyle Boas, followed by Tyler Shelton, our ATC Manager.

It then continued with an introduction of our training team panelists. Those panelists included LordWizrak, Rhys_V, TaipeiGuru, Syncline, Firecracker and DannyHL. Special guests like Drummer and Thunderbolt also joined as speakers.
Following the introductions, the Q&A session commenced, allowing all participants to ask a question to our panelists live.

The live event then concluded with some final remarks from Tyler, Kyle, and Daniel.

A big thanks to the entire IFATC team and Infinite Flight for making this event as memorable and enjoyable as it was for everyone!

IFATC Trainers, on behalf of the entire Infinite Flight Community, we thank you!

Daniel Steinman is a writer for the IFATC Education Group and loves to control the skies of Infinite Flight! He also loves flying to various airports on many aircraft throughout the world! He is always open to chat about aviation or to answer any questions you may have!

Trainer Appreciation Day

April, 24, 2022 by

Join us today in our Discord at 18:00 UTC for a live panel discussion with our ATC Manager Tyler Shelton and a number of IFATC Trainers.

Trainers will reflect on their journey and share words of advice to the community.

Speakers

  • Hosts: Daniel Steinman and Kyle Boas
  • Guests: Tyler Shelton, LordWizark, RhysV, TaipeiGuru, ToasterStroodie, Syncline, Levi_Park and lucaviness.

We will feature a question and answer session during the discussion, where you can ask them questions live.

Join here.

Daniel Steinman is a writer for the IFATC Education Group and loves to control the skies of Infinite Flight! He also loves flying to various airports on many aircraft throughout the world! He is always open to chat about aviation or to answer any questions you may have!

Trainer Appreciation Day Live Panel

April, 23, 2022 by

Join us Sunday, April 24th in our Discord at 18:00 UTC for a live panel discussion with our ATC Manager Tyler Shelton and a number of IFATC Trainers.

Trainers will reflect on their journey and share words of advice with the community.

Speakers

  • Hosts: Daniel Steinman and Kyle Boas
  • Guests: Tyler Shelton, LordWizark, RhysV, TaipeiGuru, ToasterStroodie, Syncline, Levi_Park and lucaviness.

We will feature a question and answer session during the discussion, where you can ask them questions live.

Join here.

Daniel Steinman is a writer for the IFATC Education Group and loves to control the skies of Infinite Flight! He also loves flying to various airports on many aircraft throughout the world! He is always open to chat about aviation or to answer any questions you may have!

Ending our daily post schedule

April, 16, 2022 by

But we’re not going to stop writing.

Since February 2, 2019 me and over 80 contributors from the IFATC shared over 930 individual blog posts, posted once daily, every day.

I personally wrote over 688 of those posts. And there are a few days missed but those were rare.

Lot of hard work and time goes in to making each post, no matter how many words are contained within.

It’s a remarkable catalogue of educational content that we’ve created that a lot of people enjoy.

We hit 300 newsletter subscribers recently, thank you all for reading! You’re the motivation we use to help us continue to write.

The blog was created to give all IFATC an outlet to share their experiences, knowledge, real-world experience and things they learn with a large attentive audience.

It’s not one person’s blog, it’s a group. Hence the name, IFATC Education Group.

As long as they’re updated, our older posts are timeless. Anyone could pick one up and find it relevant and useful.

We will be ending our daily post schedule but will continue to write for you. And it’s not for a lack of things to talk about.

We want to work on improving the functionality of our website to help those seeking information so it’s more sharable and easier to find. This will take a lot of work and time to create.

We will update you on the progress, continue to add to the library of posts availble when necessary and share any and all news.

Thank you all for continuing to read all these years and thank you to anyone who contributes to the group in any way.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. — More

Throwback to the Perfect IFATC Radar Practical Test

April, 2, 2022 by

Oldie but a goodie, shout-out to Bobby Klesch, former IFATC Supervisor, Recruiter and Trainer, for incredibly in-depth and through video.

Ever aspiring IFATC radar controller should watch this at least once a year.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. — More

Approach Legend

April, 1, 2022 by

You’ll notice in the flight planning or if you’re just looking at the procedures, that there is a certain pattern to what each Approach means. Here is a list to reference of all the approach types and their abbreviations.

Example: H35LZ
H: RNAV (RNP) Approach
35L: Runway 35L
Z: Zulu

Prefixes
H: RNAV (RNP) Approach
I: ILS Approach
L: Localizer-Only Approach
R: RNAV (GPS) Approach

Runway Prefixes
L: Left
R: Right
Y/Z: Straight-in runways using same guidance

This will be extremely helpful to quickly realize what each approach means when flight planning or more importantly, when controlling. You will quickly be able to read this short abbreviated name and understand what type of approach they will be flying.

Reference: Infinite Flight Instrument Procedures Tutorial

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. — More

Denying pattern work without putting it in ATIS

March, 31, 2022 by

What most controllers have trouble grasping is that the decision to deny or allow pattern work doesn’t need to be in ATIS. You can deny it whenever you’d like. You have the option to deny specific aircraft pattern work either in the takeoff clearance, or there are three miscellaneous commands for Tower to deny pattern work.

  1. No pattern work: “N623KB, Tower is no longer accepting pattern work at this time”
  2. Pattern full: N623KB, Pattern is full, no pattern work accepted at this time
  3. No pattern work, land or divert: “N623KB, Tower is no longer accepting pattern work. Please land or divert”

The translation for those commands are as follows.

  1. Come back later, maybe
  2. Look around, we’re full, come back later
  3. Leave my sight and go somewhere else, don’t come back

All are great options to deny pattern work. You have to always you remember, we service the pilots, so denying pattern work should only be temporary. It doesn’t need to be included in ATIS if the waves of traffic are just that, waves.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. — More

Being consistent pays off

March, 30, 2022 by

3 years ago I started posting to this blog, with no following.

We, and I say we because we have had a writing team, posted 560 notes myself. Since the creation of the blog we’ve went from 0 to 60,000 users, 130,000 page views, and over 300 newsletter subscribers, all in one year.

This was feasible because we were consistent. We post once a day, daily. Very simple process. The posts are created and then queued up to be sent out to our blog which is then sent to our email subscribers and social media.

By being consistently amazing day in and day out this shows quality, quality attracts people and makes them want to share what you do. Which then snowballs and eventually you’ll gain credibility, people will look to you.

Being consistently amazing will allow you to advance in whatever you are doing, so try that, and report back in a year or so.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. — More

900 posts

March, 28, 2022 by

It’s a great catalogue of experiences.

We want to create a microphone for you to use. That’s what I outlined on day one.

If you write like you talk you’ll never have writers block because no one has talkers block.

I want to learn one thing about aviation every day, so I write about it and share it here. If you want to create that habit for yourself, write for us.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. — More