Hey everyone, today marks my 500th day on the IFC! 🥳 I originally joined back in January of 2019, I’ve come really far and definitely grown as a person. I’ve had the privilege of working alongside several people in several VAs. A big thanks to @Dylan_M @JacksonAviation, @AviationJack, and @PlaneCrazy. You guys have been so awesome to work with and it’s been super fun.
When I first joined the IFC I was just a kid who liked Infinite Flight and knew a bit about aviation. The IFC helped me learn so much about aviation and I’ve made a lot of friends along the way. I remember my first post being a response to an event, that was my first event and that’s where it all started. I went on like that for a few weeks, just looking at events and having fun. I saw this VA, Plane And Pilot. It was the first VA I joined and definitely is my favorite. It’s incredible to think that I’m a staff member now. When I joined P&P I started getting really interested in ATC. A few weeks later I joined the ATC program and had a super fun time with Training Sessions and growing as a controller.
The big thing that made me stick around the IFC was that I became a Regular back in June. I learned that I had new responsibilities and people were looking up to me. I then proceeded to join TSATC, we were an elite group of TS controllers. I then just kept controlling until I got asked to become a recruiter. Little did I know that I would be left on my own and have to deal with 96 applications. (That story is for another time) I grew up the ladder as the organization went along, i eventually even became the CEO. After that I made my own VA, I definitely learned a lot. That VA unfortunately didn’t work out, and I learned so much about how hard it is to be a CEO.
I just want to thank some people.
@Tyler_Shelton thank you so much for helping me along the way with ATC!
@ThomasR thanks for helping me to grow as a controller as well!
@JacksonAviation wow, you have been here since the start, thanks for being a great guy.
@PlaneCrazy Thank you for creating P&P
@Marc you’ve been super helpful to me, if you didn’t know, I looked up to you as a person. Thank you!
@everyone you guys are one of the best communities that I’ve been in, thank you everyone, you’ve been so excepting and helped me get through a hard time. Thanks again everyone!