AMA with Naro

September, 26, 2020 by
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Today we will be having an AMA “Ask Me Anything” with Naro, with a new format explained below.

Naro is a Infinite Flight Community Forum Moderator as well as a IFATC Supervisor and Recruiter. He holds a real-world Commercial Pilot Certificate and attends Purdue University as an Aviation Management major.

This is how it will work. For 24 hours you’ll have the opportunity to ask Naro questions here on this post. All you’ll have to do is simply send your question in the form below, and Naro will answer your question sometime today.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. — More
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Ng Cheng Loke
1 year ago

I am looking to become a commercial pilot as well. If there is anything you have taken away from your time as a pilot, what is the one important task/item/action that is rarely looked over but is imperative to a good flight?

Luis
1 year ago

¡Hi sir!
¿What do you do exactly please?

Leom
1 year ago

I don’t know what to do in life please tell me

Nicola
1 year ago

Did you go to college before flight school? Or straight from HS. Do you know if you could fly with an American PPL in Europe?

Naro
1 year ago
Reply to  Nicola

I am currently in college studying Aviation Management. There is a local flight school at our airport that anyone can take lessons at. I started flight training last year as a freshman in college and am now a sophomore. As for flying in Europe on an FAA issued certificate, I am unsure.

Ryan
1 year ago
Reply to  Nicola

You can fly in Europe on an FAA cert but it requires a 2nd class medical or better

Ollie
1 year ago

What where your first steps towards your aviation career. Did you go to college or straight to flight school?

Alexandre
1 year ago

Hello Naro, it’s a pleasure to ask you some questions.

1) what do you think about aviation currently, with COVID? Would you have a perspective for the future while airlines doesn’t recruit pilots currently?

2) Did IF helps you to train and to learn some things about piloting and for aviation knowledge?

3) As an IFATC Officier, what is the most interesting airport you controlled at?

Thanks a lot and stay safe!

Chris Hoss
1 year ago

What is your favourite aircraft you have flown?

Naro
1 year ago
Reply to  Chris Hoss

Quite boring but a PA28 Archer. I’m looking to get into some swaggier aircraft down the road.

Vishak Shivaraman
1 year ago

Which is your favourite airport that you would like to fly into?

Anonymous
1 year ago

If you could fly any aircraft for any airline out of any specific hub what would that be?

Naro
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Anywhere that will give me a job.

Vishak Shivaraman
1 year ago

Which is your favourite airport and airplane?

Callum
1 year ago

What’s the best route to get into getting your wings? Integrated or modular.

Alex
1 year ago

Best Purdue dining court?

Naro
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

Ford is straight GAS. I miss the days of Hillenbrand boneless wings though.

Will A
1 year ago

Howdy Nathan. I’m interested in attending Purdue. Although I’ve been doing plenty of research, how is it as a student there? How’s the community, the people, etc?

Dan G
1 year ago

How did you feel when you got promoted to TL4?

Finn-14
1 year ago

What what you say was the most difficult, challenging part of obtaining your CPL ?
Also, what part was the most fun ?

Naro
1 year ago
Reply to  Finn-14

The CPL was the most fun certificate to obtain. Mainly because for the majority of it, I was time building by flying to airports with friends. The most difficult part was learning some of the required maneuvers. Those lazy eights really did me in!

Harry L
1 year ago

Hi naro! How is it at Purdue?

Philippe Gilbert
1 year ago

What’s the best tip you can give to someone who wants to achieve their flying liscence?

Naro
1 year ago

Stay motivated and passionate throughout the process. There will be times that are difficult where you will feel discouraged and that’s okay. Keep your eye on the prize and be happy that you’re doing what you love.

Asher Z
1 year ago

Hey Naro! As someone who holds multiple ratings, which one is your opinion was the most draining and why?

Naro
1 year ago
Reply to  Asher Z

My Private Pilot Certificate was the most difficult to obtain, in my opinion. Everything was new to me and I had no prior knowledge on any of the subjects taught. It’s crazy how much I knew back then and how much I know now, it’s night and day. After 3 checkrides, I’ve developed a strategy that works for me, but it’s different for everyone. I’ve heard that the CFI ticket is one of the most difficult and since I’m working on that now, I’ll keep you updated on how that goes.

Joseph Miller
1 year ago

What’s your experience of flying small aircrafts like Cessna?

Naro
1 year ago
Reply to  Joseph Miller

I have roughly 250 hours in single engine piston aircraft. My time is split pretty evenly among the 172, PA28, and the 152.

Naro
1 year ago
Reply to  Kyle Boas

I’d like to do something in the aviation field. I know that’s pretty generic, but I like to keep my options open. Things can change and I’m witnessing it first hand as we’re in the middle of a pandemic and most airlines are not hiring. Whether it be flying or management, I’ll be happy being around what I love and getting paid for it. Currently, I am in the process of obtaining my CFI so I can instruct students and build the hours required for an ATP. I suppose my ultimate job would combine the two, managing a group of pilots or working within flight operations.

Luca Caviness
1 year ago
  • What role has Infinite Flight played in your pursuit of an aviation-related career?
  • What are the best parts of practically living with another IFC Moderator?
  • How does it feel to host someone’s practical test and then pass them? What about when you have to fail them?

I appreciate your time today, naro! Thanks for recruiting me into IFATC and for everything you’ve given to Infinite Flight!

Naro
1 year ago
Reply to  Luca Caviness

I’ll answer these in order.

  1. I’ve always had a fascination with aviation, but didn’t become serious about possibly pursuing a career in it until my later years of high school. Initially, I downloaded Infinite Flight for fun and saw it as any other app on my device. As updates were pushed over the years, I continued to play until getting involved in the community. Being able to share my passion with others solidified my decision in pursuit of an aviation related career. 19.4 has been my favorite update to this day, with the addition of the reworked Cessna 172. I used this to practice my procedures and maneuvers for both my Private and Commercial pilot’s license and attribute this to helping me pass both checkrides on the first try.
  2. I attend the same school as JoshFly8 and we happen to also be in the same program at Purdue. We don’t live together, but we meet quite often to grab a bite and catch up. We have a lot to talk about from school, Infinite Flight, and the aviation industry; these conversations can last for hours. Josh has been a great mentor for me (fun fact, he was my recruiter for IFATC in the summer of 2018) and I owe a lot to him. There’s also been talks about starting an IFATC house at Purdue, but with both of our years being limited here, someone else might need to get the ball rolling on that one.
  3. It’s great to see someone pass their IFATC practical. Oftentimes, applicants put a lot of time and energy into training and learning the procedures; to see their hard work pay off feels great. On the other hand, recruiters must ensure applicants are controlling to IFATC standards. We’re never out to fail someone, but if we do, it’s because we’re just doing our job. We hope that an applicant can take our feedback and pass on their next try!
Luca Caviness
1 year ago
Reply to  Naro

Thanks again, naro! Have a wonderful evening!

Ryan
1 year ago

Is that Purdue 60 or 64 and if it’s 60, did it catch fire?

Naro
1 year ago
Reply to  Ryan

No, this is N560PU.

EdCruz
1 year ago

What was your first reaction when they asked you to be an IFC moderator?

Naro
1 year ago
Reply to  EdCruz

I was absolutely ecstatic when I was asked if I was interested in the mod bit. While I did not expect to be added, I knew I could make a positive impact in my role as a moderator. Everything has been great thus far and I have to say, I love my (unpaid) job.