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Anonymous
10 months ago

On your article about power on stalls you have the pilot adding full power after reaching Vr, then two steps later you have the pilot adding full power again. Did I miss a step about pulling power during that maneuver?

Founder
10 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Hello! That is one of our older posts so it may have outdated information. I’ll work on that today to fix any issues then get back to you here with a link to the updated version. Thanks!

Founder
10 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Hello again, I have updated this post. Here it is. I included a video as well but the checklist is up to date and accurate. Let us know if you have any specific questions.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hi, do you have a discord server? If yes how do you join?

Founder
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Hello! We do, if you’d like to become a Writer for our Group you can gain access to our Discord. Join here.

Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Kyle Boas

Oh so the Discord is only for those wishing to become a writer? I thought it was like the Slack.

Founder
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

At the moment yes, we don’t have any plans to open it to the public right now. We could very easily open it up if we wanted but we don’t see any need to as our website serves as the best medium to communicate with readers.

Anonymous
1 year ago

If you had the opportunity to add three (3) new ATC commands/features, what would they be?

Sincerely, 73

Luca Caviness
1 year ago
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Anonymous
1 year ago

What is the hardest airport to control approach in your opinion? Also what’s the best was to be prepared for the terrain?

Luca Caviness
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

In my opinion, probably Aspen. It may not have the most challenging terrain out there, but it usually draws a ton of traffic when open. That traffic, paired with its terrain, can make it an incredibly hard airport to control approach at.

Preparing for terrain is different for everyone. For me, it usually looks like ifatc.org, VFR charts, and solo flying. I like to gather MSAs for different points on the map and take a look at inbound traffic to ensure I know what I’m about to control. It’s also helpful to display procedures on the Infinite Flight map to better see terrain routing, etc. Thanks for the questions and let me know if there’s anything I can clarify or elaborate on!

Founder
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

IMO the hardest to control is MMMX. It’s incredibly challenging to control approach with the airport at a high elevation, 7,316ft MSL, because aircraft are unrestricted from speed restrictions. Speed commands for everyone. People can fly unpredictably because there’s no restrictions. It’s definitely not the most challenging at all for terrain but there is also some awkward terrain.

PHOG, YSCB, OAKB, KSBP, KAPA, and KCOS would be my go-to’s.

Anonymous
1 year ago

What is sequencing?

Luca Caviness
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

A sequence is a number that aircraft follow when inbound or in the pattern. For example, if N1AB is sequenced as #2 behind traffic on base, they would know to be following one aircraft ahead on that specific pattern leg.

Air Traffic Controllers can sequence aircraft to keep their pattern organized and communicate ordering effectively. The ATC Manual goes into great depth about the topic. Check the specific section out here!

Someone
1 year ago

Favorite book you have ever read?

Founder
1 year ago
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Any of Seth Godin’s books but I quote The Dip the most, so that one.

Someone
1 year ago

I’m about to apply for radar. Do you have any tips on how to not be stressed out with those first few sessions with 3+ people? Thank you in advance

Kai Malcolm
1 year ago
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Just relax. The whole point of training is to make mistakes. It doesn’t matter if you crash all 3 into mountains – the important part is that you take away “well, I need to plan better next time”. I’m not a fan of the mountain crashing joke, it tends to make trainees nervous when the whole point of training is to make mistakes there so you don’t make them on the Expert Server.

Someone
1 year ago

Are there any tips and tricks to controlling hub airports, especially those without approach controllers?

Founder
1 year ago
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That’s a pretty broad question, but for Tower, the main thing you should be doing is working from the inside, out. Worry about whatever is closest to the runway then once that’s taken care of, keep moving out and eventually you should have your whole airspace taken care of.

Someone
1 year ago

How do you think IFATC Education Group has evolved ever since it is started?

Founder
1 year ago
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It has gone through three huge evolutions.

First, we were the ATC Event Group, we created ATC events as a group to help each other train.

Then we changed to the ATC Education Group, helping people train by creating a huge robust feedback system. Then we went from helping people train to our content, the blog. We moved to helping both pilots and controllers.

Finally, the name change to the IFATC Education Group when we partnered with the IFATC. That’s not necessarily an evolution because nothing else changed.

Someone
1 year ago

What is your favorite food?

What advice/tips do you have for a Specialist who is interested in starting Officer Training?

Founder
1 year ago
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Rigatoni with sauce.

Main tip would be to learn how to read an approach plate. Not many seem to know how from my experience as an IFATC trainer, going in to training. There’s many tutorials on YouTube that you can watch that will teach you how to read one.

Having a basic understanding of how to read an approach plate is vital for planning. A trainer can teach you the fundamentals of ILS approach clearance timing, how to clear for a GPS, Visual, how to handoff for Radar Vectors, but they can’t teach you how to create an effective plan. Each controller does things differently and you need to be able to find your own way of planning.

Someone
1 year ago

What other projects and/or features may be implemented into the IFATC Education Group going forward?

Founder
1 year ago
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Most of the courses we’re creating will will have multiple challenges associated with them. For example, a landing competition for a crosswind landing course. We may or may not try to have some kind of way for people taking the course to interact with each other, directly on our website. So if you’re going to do a flight for example you’ll have the ability to interact with some of the other people who are currently also taking the same course.

If all of that is on our website then more people will be able to access it.

Someone
1 year ago

How big do you think the community will get?

Founder
1 year ago
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As long as the product is remarkable enough it will continue to grow. If it’s not remarkable then it will not grow. Infinite Flight is remarkable and I hope the IFATC Education Group is too.

Someone
1 year ago

What inspired you to make the IFATC Education Group?

Founder
1 year ago
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I’ll speak to why we created the blog. I wanted to create short tutorials while I learned new things. I felt like I or a small team of people (i.e. Group) could reach more people by creating a blog, so I created the blog.

Someone
1 year ago

Hello!

I wanna know how awesome this is? Is it gonna any better?

Founder
1 year ago
Reply to  Someone

This is just the start! I could definitely see this being a great way to conduct guest AMAs as well as a way to have an open line of communication with our Writing team.