IFATS Official Thread

Infinite Flight Air Traffic Service

"Bringing Virtual Flying One Step Closer to Realism"

Welcome to the official Infinite Flight Air Traffic Service Thread. Please feel free to check out our thread and let us know what you think down below.

We are a Virtual Organisation who started our adventures back in 2016. We provide realistic and professional verbal air traffic control on the casual server. We have just above 20 controllers and expanding every month. Controllers are trained by our Instructors, they are skilled controllers who know all the real world procedures for air traffic control. We work very hard in reaching ultimate realism. From realistic flight planning system, our custom Pre-Departure Clearance bot, our voice ATIS bot to our advanced training program for both pilots and controllers.

Infinite Flight Air Traffic Service provide its air traffic control services on Discord, a text and voice communication application for PC/Mac/iOS/Android. The controllers have been trained to their highest standards.

Joining Infinite Flight Air Traffic Service, you are guaranteed friendly customer service, new friends, a humble community with quite the number of members (but quality over quantity) and an overall great time. ​
ATC not your taste? You can fly with Infinite Flight Air Traffic Service too! No training program is needed to fly but if you aren't very skilled you can take part in our Communicating with Confidence class, keep reading to find out more about it.

Mission Statement


verified IFVARB Approved Virtual Organization

Here at Infinite Flight Air Traffic Service we provide the most professional air traffic control service, our controllers are training in real life standards and know every air law for every part of the world, we host events with our wonderful partners and weekly internal events, our controller applications are always open and we are always looking for new recruits to join the ranks as an Air Traffic Control Student (ATCS), to learn more about our training program please refer to the "Program" tab under our thread or website. At Infinite Flight Air Traffic Service we pride ourselves in realistic communications, our discord server is altered to fit our needs, we have detailed user manuals to help everyone, new and old, to learn air traffic control. A member of our staff team is almost always available to help you with anything you need from problems to finding out where to become a controller, just ask them and they will do their best to help you. On our voice channels we treat it as if we were on a real air traffic control frequency, we do not tolerate people having a casual conversation on frequency.


Staff Team

Here is our staff team! Our staff are very friendly and approachable so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask!

President - Brent L. @SNASpotter

Vice President - Taj H. @AVIONICS

Chief Instructor - John K.

Head of General Management - Darragh O. @Darragh_ODonoghue

Foriegn Affairs Manager - @Beast_Assassin

Events Manager - Lucas D. @Lucas_Dominguez


Our Training Program

IFATS offers a comprehensive training service to our users, specifically, our controllers.

Our training is detailed and choreographed to ensure that attention to detail and optimum retention of information is achieved by each individual.

Controller Training

Here at IFATS, Our Controller Ranking System is as follows:

  • ATCS - Air Traffic Controller Student

  • FISO - Flight Information Service Officer

  • ATCO - Air Traffic Controller Officer

  • CPC - Certified Professional Controller

  • ATCI - Air Traffic Control Instructor

  • HATC - Head of Air Traffic Control

Candidates will begin with the ATCS rank, where they will learn the foundations of Air Traffic Management working from the ground upwards. Once a FISO, they will learn how upper airspace radar works and learn the fundamentals of radar vectoring and high altitude airspace operations.

Each rank has a series of endorsements and hour blocks that a student must complete in order to progress to the next rank available.

A controller is considered certified once he/she:

  • Has received all related endorsements from the previous ranks (FISO and ATCS)

  • Has completed the required hours associated with achieving the ATCO rank.

  • Has completed an Assessment of Previous Competence (APC)

ATCOs will then have the option to continue training or stay as a general controller for IFATS.

Pilot Training

IFATS also offers a Communicate With Confidence or CWC Course to users who struggle to master Radio Telephony and Air Traffic Procedures. The course is ran by the instructors and the participants can follow along the course using our detailed CWC Powerpoint Presentation as a guide. The course covers a range of subjects including but not limited to:

  • The Phonetic Alphabet

  • Basic Telephony Phrases

  • Frequency Operations and Communications

  • Flight Plan Formatting and Filing

  • Standard Operating Procedures

  • Emergency Procedures

To learn more about our Training Program and career progression please refer to our discord server we exclusive content can be found. Link is available on our home page. If you wish to become a controller please fill out this form here: https://form.jotformeu.com/73336347262356


Partners

Below is a list of our partners, if you wish to partner your virtual airline or organization please send @AVIONICS a private message via the forums.

Air Canada Virtual

El Al Virtual

Japan Virtual Airlines

Malaysia Virtual Airlines

Qantas Virtual

South African Airways Virtual

Spectre Air Group

Tailwinds Flying Club

United Virtual

Virtual Blue


Useful Links:

Our Website (Link to Discord is located here)

Instagram

Twitter


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Looks amazing! I will definitely join!

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It was one enjoyable journey working at IFATS for the past year and a bit as President, I see a bright future for the group!

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Thanks for everything Oscar! Good luck in whatever you pursue next!

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I still have good memories and running with IFATS!

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Glad you enjoy our services!

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I joined a while ago, but I was clueless about what I was doing and left. Might join sometime when I’m less busy as I know more about how real ATC works now.

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Don’t worry! If you still need help with ATC, our CWC (Communicating with Confidence) Class can help you. You can simply listen in and get some refreshers or learn new things in that class.

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Yeah, I’d love to do that. Just really busy with school starting and all, so I’ll give it a couple weeks and I’ll consider joining.

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Flying and controlling at IFATS has been great so far :) Can’t wait to see what lies ahead with our new Staff Team!

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Glad you enjoy our services!

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Is this VO still active?

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Yes, it is still active

Thanks! :D

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Why? Did IFATS shut down?

I didn’t think so either. Thanks.

It’s down today.

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I do believe IFATS has closed sighting a long member of the group

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@Darragh_ODonoghue Can you confirm?

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Unfortunately IFATS has ceased operations, on behalf of the whole staff team I’d like to thank all the pilots who stuck with us through difficult times. Expect this thread to be shut shortly.

My best regards,
-The IFATS team

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