Knowing when not to give help

July, 28, 2020 by

Everyone wants to be the one who provided the answer, who solved the solution. You get the applause and adulation because you fixed it. It all comes back to knowing your limitations as a controller or pilot.

If you have little experience in a subject, listen before you teach. Come at it with facts to gain the respect of the person receiving that message if you have the courage, but don’t go in swinging with no material to back you up.

I have no real-world experience, but I come at things with facts and sources or on here we have others with that experience. Get help from an expert, and do your research. Quote and reference material from authorities on the subject. You can’t expect someone to believe you on your word without some kind of confirmation, if you haven’t earned that trust.

So know when to just watch and when to interject until you have gained that trust.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. โ€” More