On behalf of the IFATC Education Group team and the other IFATC controllers I wanted to congratulate Infinite Flight on their 10 year anniversary!
April 25, 2011 the team brought Infinite Flight to Windows Phone. Check out this, and scroll through that entire blog for some deep nostalgia. Now look how far the app has come in a short period of time.
If you missed all the news this week about what is coming to Infinite Flight in their highly anticipated 21.1 update, well you missed a ton. Go to their blog, watch the replay of their 21.1 Premiere, the Live Twitch Stream 21.1 test flight, and check out the official tracking thread on the Infinite Flight community forum. Try not to freak out like many have.
It is an honor and a privilege for our group to be granted the opportunity to create content under the IFATC name for the past year, after helping controllers since we joined the vast and expansive community in December of 2017. I can speak for everyone and say that we do not know what we would be doing if we never discovered Infinite Flight.
Also, we would like to extend a huge congratulations to Tyler Shelton, Infinite Flight’s ATC Community Manager. This week’s ATC Schedule will be the last. This marks a huge milestone and chapter turn for the IFATC team.
October 29, 2017 the first ATC Schedule was created. Every week since then there has been an ATC Schedule. Tyler and company have made over 182 individual ATC Schedules since that first was made. 182. Let that sink in.
What a remarkable achievement and the dedication to be able to continually churn out quality, each week. Week after week. Themes and the research into every route. You can read here about how they’re made. It is mind blowing the amount of work that goes into each one, each week. Incredibly tedious, I’m sure.
Now, on May 1st, the IFATC controllers will officially move to their region assignments. A dream of the leadership from the days they operated in a Facebook Group in 2017 (I believe), all the way to today as that dream finally becomes a reality. That dream has now been realized.
Controllers will be able to service the entire globe 24/7. Each controller picks the region they’d like to control in. They’ll then be able to control any airport within that region, all day, every week. No schedule or limitations. The world is their oyster. The only exceptions are Tuesday’s when ATC can control anywhere in the world and Friday’s where the entire team will work to service Infinite Flight’s Friday Night Flight event.
Incredibly exciting times. If you want to service a specific region that you feel may be underserved then please join the IFATC and become an expert server controller.