Mixture Control: Explained

November, 23, 2021 by Matei G.

You may have spawned in the C172 or in another general aviation aircraft and saw this weird red lever which you can pull or push. You may have also realized that if you pull it all the way, the engines stop running, I am going to try to explain you this function.

Mixture control, to keep it simple, controls the ratio (mix) of the weight of the fuel and the wight of  air that is going to be burned. When you move the knob, a little bar is going to block the fuel or the air flow. (See image below)

This is used at higher altitudes where the air pressure is low therefore, you have to move the knob so there is more air flow and less fuel flow.

Here is an image that briefly shows this function:

 

 

I hope that you now know what mixture is and does.

Matei G. is a writer for the IFATC Education Grouo. He is in multiple VAs, he’s an aviation passionate, he likes helping people out in the whole Infinite Flight Community. He’s grade 3, soon to be 4. He has a lot of things to talk about and likes pancakes!

Take the opportunity

November, 14, 2021 by Matei G.

 

Beginning your IFATC recruiting journey is sometimes confusing and you can make bad decisions. In this post, I will try to suggest to you the best way you can achieve this incredible milestone of being in the IFATC team as fast and as efficient as possible.

To start with, I’m sure you’ve heard this many times but trust me, it’s worth it at the end, read the manual! The IFATC manual will be your best friend through the journey and it will help you a ton if you know it perfectly.
Before doing your written test, don’t ever hesitate to do practice tests, and based on the questions that you got wrong, ask your recruiter about it and he will happily explain.
You have trained a ton and think you are ready for your written. Great! Tell this to your recruiter and he will give you the necessary info.
A quick tip: when you start your written, bring a pen and paper s you can draw different scenarios and it will help you better understand the questions! Also, bring a glass of water because sometimes, it could get stressful.
If you failed your first test, don’t panic, ask your recruiter for help, ask some questions to get better, and when you think you are ready again, take the written one more time!

You have passed your written and that’s wonderful news, now is the next step, your recruiter will give you 3 options:
1. Take the practical test now.
2. Train for your practical test on your own by doing tracking threads.
3. Ask for a trainer which can train you to become as ready as there can.

I strongly suggest you pick the third option even if you think you are very ready. The trainer will make sure that you are perfectly prepared for your practical. Same as the recruiter, ask the trainer questions that you are unsure about, take his feedback and his advice! Once the trainer thinks that you are ready, you will need to let your previous recruiter know that you are now ready for the final test.
Once you begin the test, don’t stress, take your time, no one is going to fail you if you took a bit more time than usual. Taking a bit more time is often better than rapidly giving incorrect commands.
If you failed your first time, don’t give up, ask your trainer for tips and once he thinks that you are ready again you can take the test once more.
Hopefully, you passed this one, if you did, welcome to the IFATC team! We are happy to have you here.
I hope this post helped you on your IFATC journey!

Matei G. is a writer for the IFATC Education Grouo. He is in multiple VAs, he’s an aviation passionate, he likes helping people out in the whole Infinite Flight Community. He’s grade 3, soon to be 4. He has a lot of things to talk about and likes pancakes!

Don’t be afraid to go further

November, 9, 2021 by Matei G.

Recently, an Infinite Flight pilot with the username of CrazyBee has reached the milestone of 10,000,000 XP, and we wanted to showcase their achievement

Here is what CrazyBee had to say about this amazing achievement:

I started playing Infinite Flight back in 2015, I started with flying very short flights.

I lost interest in Infinite Flight for a little bit but then I started flying again one year later.

In 2018, my love for aviation got unmeasurable. I didn’t have a PC so Infinite Flight was my best option. Eventually, I started flying day after day, researched many things about specific aircraft and so on.

In late 2018, I started work so I thought to myself, “Why don’t I use Autopilot while I’m at work”. So I tried doing that.

There were some flights that I completed with success, but there some flights that I failed, but I didn’t give up. In 2019 I got better and started doing ultra long flights with a flight time of over 20 hours. With each update I got more and more into the simulator.

To this day, I still fly 23 hour flights daily just because why not take off, enable the autopilot, and go do something else.

If some one would ask me how they could do the same, I would tell them take a device which able to run Infinite Flight, plan a long flight, fuel up the tank to 100% and just go for it. It’s very easy but you need to be intrigued into this amazing flight simulator.

I think that this story is truly amazing. This shows that, if you don’t give up, you can achieve incredible milestones.

In conclusion, I would like to add that if you’ve reached a massive milestone, don’t stop there. Try and go further. You will not regret it!

Matei G. is a writer for the IFATC Education Grouo. He is in multiple VAs, he’s an aviation passionate, he likes helping people out in the whole Infinite Flight Community. He’s grade 3, soon to be 4. He has a lot of things to talk about and likes pancakes!