Infinite Flight’s First Twitch Stream – ATC Perspective Time-Lapse

March, 16, 2021 by Mervin Sui

This video contains timelapse of the Vancouver Center session from Infinite Flight’s first live stream on Twitch hosted by AviatorDan.

The video is divided into two parts; takeoff and cruise then approach and landing. The route selected for this stream was Calgary (CYYC) to Vancouver (CYVR). The route was completely staffed and I will name the controllers in order of the Stream.

Calgary Ground: MJP_27
Calgary Tower: Wesley_Henrique
Edmonton Center: Siddhansh Narang
Vancouver Center: Mervin Sui (MJMN)
Vancouver Approach: Pilotethan1, Siddhansh Narang
Vancouver Tower: Plane-Train-TV
Vancouver Ground: Kyle0705

First of all a great teamwork from all the controllers in order to present such a successful stream.

My plan was simple, I knew Ethan will split the downwind so I just needed to maintain 4-5nm seperation which would eventually result in 5-7nm when downwind was splitted. I had some local flights and some other flights joining from in between airports whom I had to manually vector sometimes in order to maintain the line till the end. East & south departures were allowed to follow the flight plan while North & West departures were assigned specific altitudes and headings in order to maintain seperation from the aircrafts on the left downwind.

After the controller change for Vancouver Approach, I took the approach for 08R runway along with my Center duties till I closed after a hectic but completely satisfying 1 hour and 35 minutes of controlling the Vancouver Center.

The pilot quality was the best I’d ever seen on the Expert Server in Infinite Flight. Most of them were IFATC pilots, IFATC Supervisors, IFC Moderators and Infinite Flight Staff members.

They adjusted their speeds themselves and helped me make my controlling look easy. I’m sure you loved the stream on Twitch. Hope you all will love this video too. Cheers!

Watch the video

Mervin Sui is a contributor for the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Officer.