5 Years: Part Of The IFC Family

5 Years: Part Of The IFC Family

“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.”

Five years as part of the IFC family has finally arrived and I couldn’t be more grateful for finding the IFC and decided to sign up and join a family away from family all those years ago.

The friendships that I’ve made over the last 5 years have been nothing short of amazing. I appreciate all of you and even if we don’t chat or have never chatted and you’re looking at this post trying to figure out who this guy writing it is, it doesn’t matter because we’re family here on the IFC and I’m grateful for everyone on here because every single member of this community is what makes this community a community and a home away from home.

The five years that I’ve spent on the community have certainly been nothing short of exciting and interesting. When I first joined the community and the IFATC controlling team for that matter, I certainly wasn’t the most well-behaved and ended up being suspended a few times from the IFATC team as well as eventually being removed permanently from the controlling team as well as the community. I was that much of a trouble maker when I was younger and immature that my account also ended up being locked so that I could only access the casual server to fly.

I need to thank @schyllberg for dealing with me through all the support emails and for assisting me to eventually be allowed back into the community. If it wasn’t for the initial deals with Sebastian, I wouldn’t be here on the community today.

A big thank you also needs to go out to @Tyler_Shelton. Tyler, you’ve not only gave me a chance, a second chance but you gave me a third and probably a fourth chance back in the day. Thank you for the opportunities that you have provided me within IFATC and the IFC including but not limited to being a Trainer, Recruiter and a Supervisor for the IFATC controlling team where I still hold the role of Supervisor to this day. The opportunities you have provided me has taught me so much, more than I ever thought that a flight simulator community could. As silly as it may sound, this community and the opportunities provided to me have taught me so many life lessons which in turn has made me the person that I am today and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

@MishaCamp (not sure if you’ll see this as I know you’re not around much anymore on the community), but thank you for the opportunity that you provided me to serve as a moderator on his community for the period of time that I did. It was a great privilege and an honour to be in a position to ensure that this community and the IFC family runs as smoothly as possible.

And last but not least, thank you to every single community member. Everyone of all of you are unique and each of you have your own stories, personalities, likes and dislikes and this is what makes the Infinite Flight Community what it is. I’ve always thought, that if everyone was the same the world would be a very boring place.

In conclusion, I am so grateful for the 5 years I have spent as a member of the community and for the opportunities provided. They’ve made me the person I am today and the friendships I’ve made along the way is something I cherish.

Here’s to another 5 years and what the future holds!


Happy 5 Years my friend! 🥳🎉🍾

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Thank you so much mate. Appreciate it!

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5 years! Time flies each year, I’ve seen your active participation since ive joined in 2018. Your contribution to the IF Community have been immense if anything outstanding apart from a couple of blips, but life’s a chronological journey for everyone including you and this is no exception.

Thank you for your contribution and look forward to the next 5 years here in the community 😎✈️

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Congratulations! Five amazing years have also passed for me when I joined IFC, since I have joined not long before you did. I first joined to engage with a community event that was happening and thought it would be fun to join in. From here a lot has happened within our journeys in the community forum.

I remember even before the global satellite scenery appeared this community was actively thriving with fun events and of course IFATC majorly contributed towards our daily flying.

I really loved your contributions to the IFATC community, I still remember you contributing with the IFATC newsletters that I found the idea really cool. I also really liked your spotting topics in the real world as Australia can also offer amazing aircraft. I also remember your cool story of your PPL journey!

A lot of great memories happened during that time, and the next five years will also be promising. I wish you the best of luck with your future!


5 years! Wow! Congrats Declan! Here’s to many more years! 🥂

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Thanks so much for the kind words mate. Certainly true when you say everyone has their blips and mistakes. Everyone is going to make mistakes, it’s whether or not you learn from them that matters.

Thanks so much! The IFATC Newsletter was certainly a fun time and I’m so glad that it was taken over by @Average_Gamer to keep it alive. Now it’s focusing on IFATC Supervisor Stories for me. I appreciate the support on the other topics as well even though I’m still a newbie when it comes to plane spotting, haha!

Thank you mate! Can’t wait for the future of this community and also Infinite Flight!


We’re so happy to have you! Time sure flies when you’re having fun. Here is to 5 more years! You’ve got a bright future ahead. ✈️


Hey!! Congratulations on 5 years how amazing you’ve come so far. You’ve got so much more years to come! Best of luck my friend 🎉

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Thanks, Tyler! I’m so happy to be here and for your continued support both in IFATC and the IFC in general. You play a very big part in making this community and IFATC what it is… which is fantastic!

Thanks so much mate. It’s certainly been a rollercoaster but I wouldn’t change it for anything!

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Happy 5 years sir!

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Thanks so much, I greatly appreciate it!

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