Screaming “Fire!” at someone

February, 19, 2020 by

“Screaming fire at someone doesn’t help them find the exit” – Adam Bandt

Recently, this quote was presented to me in the context of climate change. Upon hearing it, I loved it and so wrote it down. At first, it appeared as something that was relevant specific to the topic I was at this summit for, but it later came to me how much this quote can be applied to our everyday life and Infinite Flight.

Take ATC for example. You’re controlling approach and an A320 is approaching a 777. A Traffic Alert may work, but if the pilot is unaware, they may not see the conflict. On the other hand, if you tell one or both of the aircraft to change heading, you’ve shown them the exit, and not just screamed fire.

Kai Malcom is a writer for the IFATC Education Group. Kai is an IFATC Specialist, student pilot, web developer and third-party developer.