New ATC Manual Version v21.2.0

June, 14, 2021 by Tyler Shelton

Version 21.2.0 of the ATC Manual is now live here. The following changes are effective on June 9, 2021.

Major Changes:
1A.5.2 – Removal of minimum activity % for radar training

Radar Training Requirements:
– Minimum of 60 days at the rank of Specialist
– Minimum of 2000 all-time operations
– Attend a minimum of 10 training sessions per 30 days
– [NEW] Maintain an active controlling record *over the previous 30 days to ensure
proficiency (this will be determined by the Recruiter at the time of application)

*An active controlling record is considered to be 2-3 ATC sessions per week.

Minor Changes:
6.10.7 – Pro Tip added to specify reduced separation application for parallel ILS
approaches only
7.5.8 – Minor change to radar training flow chart

Tyler Shelton is the ATC Community Manager for Infinite Flight. He is also a real-world civilian air traffic controller with the FAA assigned to Harrisburg International Airport [KMDT].

IFATC Stats: 5-11 Jun 2021

June, 13, 2021 by Tyler Shelton

The region assignment program allows for new controllers to select one of ten global regions around the world, control any airport within that regional boundary at any time, and remain within their area of operation on a more permanent basis. Read more about the change here.


Awesome work from the following 20 controllers for being the most active out of our entire team in the past 90 days.

Controller Days Active
Edoardo_C 96%
Alexandre 96%
Kyle0705 94%
Vignesh_S 94%
LordWizrak 94%
NJ24 94%
Siddhansh 93%
Anthony_Morgan 93%
Speedbird222 93%
Drummer 93%
Neto_Campelo 92%
ShaneAviation 90%
Enrique_Fernandez 89%
Jakub_Astary 89%
Ramzi_Khairan 88%
JulietTango 86%
xvalespx 82%
Kedz 78%
Rob_M 78%
Zachary_Naponic 77%

If you are interested in becoming an IFATC controller submit an application to get started!

Tyler Shelton is the ATC Community Manager for Infinite Flight. He is also a real-world civilian air traffic controller with the FAA assigned to Harrisburg International Airport [KMDT].

Misusing Radar Vectors (RV)

June, 10, 2021 by Tyler Shelton

A trend has been noted for the use of radar vectors as a substitute for a missed approach when an aircraft fails to intercept the localizer for their [ILS approach](https://infiniteflight.com/guide/atc-manual/6.-radar/6.10-instrument-landing-system-(ils). This reinforces poor piloting and cuts corners on the service we provide! If an aircraft fails to intercept they should be issued a new vector back across final or a missed approach to try again. In busy scenarios or following repeat errors controllers may issue a warning or utilize the Failure to complete instrument approach Violation.

Another alternative (if weather supports it) is to quickly advise them to expect the visual, report in sight, and clear. This is the preferred alternative so they have an assigned runway with positive control from ATC.

Tyler Shelton is the ATC Community Manager for Infinite Flight. He is also a real-world civilian air traffic controller with the FAA assigned to Harrisburg International Airport [KMDT].

Welcoming 11 new IFATC Supervisors

June, 8, 2021 by Tyler Shelton

I’m extremely happy to welcome our newest IFATC Supervisors to the team!

  • Jakub Astary
  • Eddie (Edoardo_C)
  • Alexandre
  • LesterXavier
  • Antoine Turrian
  • DannyL
  • Kyle (Kyle0705)
  • Siddhansh Narang
  • Vignesh S
  • Zuhair.Mazhar
  • Evan V.

Each of these members have stood out in their day to day controlling, training time contributions, training roles, appeal team efforts, and continue to perfectly represent the expectations outlined in 1A.5.3!

As we move forward and grow in size you’ll see another round of Appeal Team members, new Supervisors, and a Tester team refresh in an effort to pass around opportunities for others to get involved.

Tyler Shelton is the ATC Community Manager for Infinite Flight. He is also a real-world civilian air traffic controller with the FAA assigned to Harrisburg International Airport [KMDT].

IFATC Stats: 29 May – 4 Jun 2021

June, 6, 2021 by Tyler Shelton

The region assignment program allows for new controllers to select one of ten global regions around the world, control any airport within that regional boundary at any time, and remain within their area of operation on a more permanent basis. Read more about the change here.


Awesome work from the following 20 controllers for being the most active out of our entire team in the past 90 days.

Controller Days Active
Alexandre 91%
Edoardo_C 91%
Drummer 90%
NJ24 90%
Kyle0705 90%
Siddhansh 90%
Vignesh_S 90%
LordWizrak 90%
Anthony_Morgan 89%
Speedbird222 89%
Neto_Campelo 88%
ShaneAviation 86%
Enrique_Fernandez 84%
Ramzi_Khairan 84%
Jakub_Astary 83%
xvalespx 83%
JulietTango 81%
Zachary_Naponic 78%
Kedz 77%
Rob_M 74%

If you are interested in becoming an IFATC controller submit an application to get started!

Tyler Shelton is the ATC Community Manager for Infinite Flight. He is also a real-world civilian air traffic controller with the FAA assigned to Harrisburg International Airport [KMDT].

IFATC Stats: 22-28 May 2021

May, 30, 2021 by Tyler Shelton

The region assignment program allows for new controllers to select one of ten global regions around the world, control any airport within that regional boundary at any time, and remain within their area of operation on a more permanent basis. Read more about the change here.


Awesome work from the following 20 controllers for being the most active out of our entire team in the past 90 days.

Controller Days Active
Alexandre 91%
Edoardo_C 91%
Drummer 90%
NJ24 90%
Kyle0705 90%
Siddhansh 90%
Vignesh_S 89%
Anthony_Morgan 89%
Speedbird222 89%
Neto_Campelo 88%
ShaneAviation 86%
LordWizrak 86%
Ramzi_Khairan 84%
Enrique_Fernandez 83%
Jakub_Astary 83%
xvalespx 82%
JulietTango 80%
Robert_NG001 77%
Zachary_Naponic 76%
Kedz 76%

If you are interested in becoming an IFATC controller submit an application to get started!

Tyler Shelton is the ATC Community Manager for Infinite Flight. He is also a real-world civilian air traffic controller with the FAA assigned to Harrisburg International Airport [KMDT].

IFATC Stats: 15-21 May 2021

May, 23, 2021 by Tyler Shelton

The region assignment program allows for new controllers to select one of ten global regions around the world, control any airport within that regional boundary at any time, and remain within their area of operation on a more permanent basis. Read more about the change here.


Awesome work from the following 20 controllers for being the most active out of our entire team in the past 90 days.

Controller Days Active
Alexandre 96%
Edoardo_C 94%
Kyle0705 93%
Anthony_Morgan 93%
Drummer 92%
NJ24 92%
Vignesh_S 92%
Speedbird222 92%
Siddhansh 91%
Neto_Campelo 91%
ShaneAviation 89%
Ramzi_Khairan 88%
Jakub_Astary 87%
Enrique_Fernandez 86%
xvalespx 83%
LordWizrak 83%
Robert_NG001 82%
JulietTango 81%
Zachary_Naponic 80%
Kedz 77%

If you are interested in becoming an IFATC controller, head over to our ATC Recruiting Topic, read all instructions, and submit an application to get started!

Tyler Shelton is the ATC Community Manager for Infinite Flight. He is also a real-world civilian air traffic controller with the FAA assigned to Harrisburg International Airport [KMDT].

IFATC Stats: 8-14 May 2021

May, 16, 2021 by Tyler Shelton

The region assignment program officially began this week, allowing new controllers to select one of ten global regions around the world, control any airport within that regional boundary at any time, and remain within their area of operation on a more permanent basis. Read more about the change here.


Awesome work from the following 20 controllers for being the most active out of our entire team in the past 90 days.

Controller Days Active
Alexandre 94%
Edoardo_C 93%
Kyle0705 92%
Anthony_Morgan 92%
Drummer 92%
NJ24 92%
Siddhansh 91%
Vignesh_S 91%
Speedbird222 91%
Neto_Campelo 90%
ShaneAviation 88%
Ramzi_Khairan 87%
Enrique_Fernandez 86%
Jakub_Astary 86%
xvalespx 83%
Robert_NG001 82%
JulietTango 79%
Zachary_Naponic 78%
LordWizrak 77%
AviationReports 74%

If you are interested in becoming an IFATC controller, head over to our ATC Recruiting Topic, read all instructions, and submit an application to get started!

Tyler Shelton is the ATC Community Manager for Infinite Flight. He is also a real-world civilian air traffic controller with the FAA assigned to Harrisburg International Airport [KMDT].

IFATC Stats: 1-7 May 2021

May, 9, 2021 by Tyler Shelton

The region assignment program officially began this week, allowing new controllers to select one of ten global regions around the world, control any airport within that regional boundary at any time, and remain within their area of operation on a more permanent basis. Read more about the change here.


Awesome work from the following 20 controllers for being the most active out of our entire team in the past 90 days.

Controller Days Active
Alexandre 94%
Edoardo_C 93%
Vignesh_S 92%
Anthony_Morgan 92%
Neto_Campelo 92%
Drummer 92%
NJ24 92%
Kyle0705 92%
Speedbird222 91%
Siddhansh 91%
Jakub_Astary 90%
Ramzi_Khairan 87%
ShaneAviation 87%
Enrique_Fernandez 86%
xvalespx 82%
Zachary_Naponic 80%
Rob_M 79%
MJMN 78%
Divyansh_Tandon 77%
Robert_NG001 77%

If you are interested in becoming an IFATC controller, head over to our ATC Recruiting Topic, read all instructions, and submit an application to get started!

Tyler Shelton is the ATC Community Manager for Infinite Flight. He is also a real-world civilian air traffic controller with the FAA assigned to Harrisburg International Airport [KMDT].

IFATC Stats: 24-30 April 2021

May, 2, 2021 by Tyler Shelton

Great work from the following 20 controllers for being the most active out of our entire team in the past 90 days.

Controller Days Active
Alexandre 94%
Edoardo_C 93%
Drummer 92%
NJ24 92%
Kyle0705 92%
Anthony_Morgan 92%
Siddhansh 91%
Vignesh_S 91%
Neto_Campelo 91%
Speedbird222 91%
Jakub_Astary 90%
Ramzi_Khairan 87%
ShaneAviation 84%
Enrique_Fernandez 83%
MJMN 82%
Zachary_Naponic 81%
xvalespx 80%
Rob_M 78%
AviationReports 78%
Jet_Airways_995 78%

Region Distribution

The region assignment program has been fully set into motion, allowing new controllers to select one of ten global regions around the world, control any airport within that regional boundary at any time, and remain within their area of operation on a more permanent basis. Read more about the change here.

Here is what the current distribution looks like for the IFATC’s first week using this new program.


If you are interested in becoming an IFATC controller, head over to our ATC Recruiting Topic, read all instructions, and submit an application to get started!

Tyler Shelton is the ATC Community Manager for Infinite Flight. He is also a real-world civilian air traffic controller with the FAA assigned to Harrisburg International Airport [KMDT].