Been a while hasn’t it? Over the past few weeks, I’ve continued to control, but I’ve taken a step back from some of my busier and more satisfying sessions and just enjoyed the art that is controlling. With increased responsibilities within the IFATC community, I’ve had less time to focus on controlling, but nonetheless, I couldn’t let this beautiful session go to waste! As usual, let’s start with the rundown of the session.
I was really ecstatic to see that, upon opening the frequency, many pilots had dispersed themselves amongst two STARs and two SIDs, making the session very easy and enjoyable. The majority of my controlling was managing speeds and making sure that aircraft turning north shortly after departure did not break separation with aircraft on STARs. The pilots were very good today, and the communications between my teammates were essential to the success of the session today.
Great work here! This is some super satisfying stuff. It’s important that even as we transition into roles that require increased leadership and responsibility, we keep our skills current and up to date. This is a great example of this!
Now this is a good reminder for me to hop on and get my controlling fix in some time soon :)
No matter what, I’ve always valued the reason why I joined to start with, and I wouldn’t trade my controlling quality for anything. At the end of the day, controlling is what I love to do, and I wouldn’t mind tagging sometime to get you back into the groove of things. ;)
You did a stellar job Nicholas, keep up the great work!