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Welcome to Plane & Pilot Events! We are an IFVARB approved organization that has created high-quality, well-organized events for Infinite Flight since we were founded in December 2016. We offer a wide variety of unique events ranging from airshows to ultra realistic flights, as well as a flying club and ATC group. We strive to make sure our services are fully professional and enjoyable for everyone involved. If you would like to learn more about our group, please select a category below.


👥 Staff

Current Staff
This is the group that makes Plane & Pilot possible. Each of us is fully professional and dedicated to making this organization as enjoyable as possible for our members and event attenders.

@PlaneCrazy (CEO, Event Manager)

@Peter_S (COO, Slack Manager)

@Ryan_Vidad (ATC Manager)

@Starley (Instagram Manager, Event leader)

@Kian_Abbasi (Event Manager)

@Mattheus (Media Manager)

Previous Staff
These are our previous staff, who all worked hard to make this organization what it is today. We thank you guys for your work, and wish you the best wherever life may take you!

AIDoLS, Wattsupjet, Cbro4, PilotZerge, jakevaz423, Gavrilo, Gavin_Hertel, AllegiantAir, Bobby, Cormac_Rocks, IFP-DAN, and Azophor


📆 Events

Primary Events
Plane & Pilot’s primary events are some of the most unique and quality events Infinite Flight has ever seen. We have created over 50 events including competitions, test flights, realistic flights, and more! We hold these almost every weekend, so make sure to keep an eye out for them in #live:events or see a full list of our previous and upcoming events here. Also, if you have an idea for an event or you have VA and want to partner with us for one, make sure to fill out this form!

Plane & Pilot Patterns
Introducing Plane & Pilot Patterns, an all new event series that will take place every Sunday between 1400Z and 2400Z! For each event, we will choose an airport on TS1 to offer quality ATC for pattern practice! If you enjoy flying in busy patterns, make sure to join us!

Internal Events
Still haven’t had enough of our events? Make sure join our flying club where we host official internal group flights almost every week! Just keep an eye out for them in #group-flights!

Sponsored Events
A P&P sponsorship is an option available for people and VAs who want to make their own events, but still want our help. People who apply for sponsorships will get their event announced on our Slack, get P&P ATC at the starting and ending airport (only on TS1 events), and get to put our logo in the event description. Keep an eye out for sponsored events in #announcements on our Slack. If you want your event sponsored, please contact @PlaneCrazy or @Peter_S before you post your event, give us a summary of it, and tell us what airport, sever, date, and time it will be at.


🎧 ATC

About
Plane & Pilot ATC is one of the only ATC groups that controls at IFC events! Our team controls at all of our TS1 events in both our Primary and Patterns series. We will also provide ATC to almost any TS1 event, all you have to do is apply for a sponsorship (more info above).
We make sure that each of our members is highly knowledgeable and skilled in different types of operations so that they can help make our events run smoothly, and offer full training in both tower/ground and approach/departure fields so that we can help our member prepare for IFATC training.

Ranks
Our ATC team is divided up into ranks to ensure quality ATC and training services. If you are an active member and good controller, you will move up in the ranks! Here are the requirements and privileges of each.

Trainee: This is the rank that you are given when you have passed our written test and joined our team. Trainees are allowed to control at Plane & Pilot Pattern events and can request tower/ground training sessions.

Intermediate: Intermediates have controlled at at least 1 pattern event and one training/evaluation session with few errors. They are allowed to control at both Pattern and Primary Events, as well as request both approach/departure and tower/ground training sessions.

Senior: Seniors have controlled tower/ground at several events, and have completed at least one approach/departure training session with few errors. They are allowed to provide tower/ground and approach/departure to all TS1 events.

Specialist: Specialists have pasted both IFATC ground/tower tests and are an IFATC controller. They have the ability to give ground/tower training and evaluation sessions. They can also request radar training sessions from officers.

Officer: Officers have passed IFATC radar tests. They have the ability to give both ground/tower and approach/departure evaluations.

Members
Here is a full list of our ATC members, including their current rank. Members are removed from our team if they are inactive for longer than 2 months.

1= @Ryan_Vidad (manager)
2= @PlaneCrazy (manager)
3= @Jonesrox55 (Specialist)
4= @Jeffrey1o2 (Officer)
5= @DylanIE (Specialist)
6= @IF_Aviation1 (Intermediate)
7= @Infi (Specialist)
8= @Gabe_Z (Senior/Trainer)
9= @Peter_S (Intermediate)
10= @Captain_Awerty (Intermediate)
11= @Nono45_FR (Specialist)
12= @RayWang (Intermediate)
13= @Sindto (Specialist)
14= @samdog27 (Specialist)
15= @plane_geek_101 (Intermediate)
16= @SwedishFlyer (Specialist)
17= @Yasu (Specialist)
18= @Velocity23 (Trainee)
19= @Deltaflyer99 (Specialist)
20= @Dwane9903 (Trainee)
21= @kian_abbasi (Specialist)
22= @DiamondGaming4 (Specialist)
23= @Declan_O (Specialist)
24= @Matt777 (Specialist)
25= @jakey2_0 (Intermediate)
26= @ESCORT01(Specialist)
27= @Airbus_737 (Trainee)
28= @Goonchooi (Trainee)
29= @Captain_Adri (Intermediate)
30= @KC3DLL (Trainee)
31= @Luke_Sta (Trainee)
32= @InfiniteNick (Intermediate)
33= @AviationJack (Trainee)

Join

IFATC: The Plane & Pilot IFATC devision is a great way to interact with other controllers, help train the next generation of IFATC, and even improve your skills. Members of the team get priority to control at occasional Expert server events. They also help train other members to better prepare them for controlling at our events and IFATC training. If you would like to join us, please send a PM to @PlaneCrazy or @Ryan_Vidad that includes your username on the IFATC Slack.

TSATC: If you feel confident in your ATC skills and want to provide ATC for TS1 events, aswell as get training to become a better controller, make sure to try out for P&P ATC! Requirements include: having over 250 ATC operations, having an ATC tracking thread with good feedback, being 12 years or older, and being able to score 60% or higher on a short written test.

To get started, just fill out this form and we will contact you if you meet the requirements:

https://goo.gl/forms/T5C6v7OdGr2u2b833


🛩️ Flying Club


About
Our flying club was created under one simple philosophy, that you shouldn’t have to work to be in a VO, just fly and chat with other people as you please. If you want to be a part of an Infinite Flight group but don’t have time to deal with a crew center, log all of your flights and flight hours, or be super active, Plane & Pilot is the club for you! Here you join over 100 other members and discuss anything from Infinite Flight to the weather in your area, host or join group flights with other members, or come to one of our internal events, hosted every Sunday.

Join
To join, all you have to do is join our Slack with the link below! That’s right, no pesky forms, requirements or evaluations, just join us and enjoy! We hope to see you there soon!

https://join.slack.com/t/planeandpilotevents/shared_invite/enQtMzg3MTUyMjgzNzQ5LWJhZTQzN2U2NTcxZDZiZTZiYzljZGZkM2Y2NmRhZTU0YTcxZGZkYmE2MjM4ZTAzMjVkMzFiNGY3ZDI2MTUxNDQ


🔔 Announcements

Improved ATC Team!


Due to the increasing interest in our ATC team, which now has over 20 members, Plane & Pilot has decided to completely overhaul the program to provide a better experience for everyone involved. Here is what we have added:

IFATC
Introducing our IFATC division, a new way for IFATC to interact with our ATC team! Members of the team get priority to control at occasional Expert server events. They also help train other members to better prepare them for controlling at our events and IFATC training. If you would like to join us, please send a PM to @PlaneCrazy or @Ryan_Vidad that includes your username on the IFATC Slack.

Ranks
Our ATC team is now divided up into ranks to ensure quality ATC and training services. If you are an active member and good controller, you will move up in the ranks! Here are the requirements and privileges of each.

Trainee: This is the rank that you are given when you have passed our written test and joined our team. Trainees are allowed to control at Plane & Pilot Pattern events and can request tower/ground training sessions.

Intermediate: Intermediates have controlled at at least 1 pattern event and one training/evaluation session with few errors. They are allowed to control at both Pattern and Primary Events, as well as request both approach/departure and tower/ground training sessions.

Senior: Seniors have controlled tower/ground at several events, and have completed at least one approach/departure training session with few errors. They are allowed to provide tower/ground and approach/departure to all TS1 events.

Specialist: Specialists have pasted both IFATC ground/tower tests and are an IFATC controller. They have the ability to give ground/tower training and evaluation sessions. They can also request radar training sessions from officers.

Officer: Officers have passed IFATC radar tests. They have the ability to give both ground/tower and approach/departure evaluations.

Training Sessions: Plane & Pilot now offers radar and tower/ground training sessions to members who are looking to improve their ATC skills and achieve higher ranks in our team. Sessions can be scheduled with our IFATC members, who will evaluate your performance and give you feedback.

If you want to try out these new features for yourself, make sure to join our ATC team by filling out this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQaQaG6pz70BVAZQxaZJsQg4wlxXshnmqJ1Dd8zvf5m_3Omw/viewform?usp=send_form


Thanks for checking out Plane & Pilot. We hope to see you at our future events, or on our Slack!

Sincerely,
The Plane & Pilot Team d4e5a73031aca243ed31e1f8a4b518c2ec4025bb_1_500x500

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<ARRIVED> [27 Attending (21 Confirmed), 2 Standby, FULL] {Sponsored by Plane and Pilot Events, Southwest Virtual, & Tailwinds Flying Club} Aloha Southwest Airlines @KOAK 171810ZMAR19
[SPONSORED BY PLANE AND PILOT EVENTS] Lake Tahoe GA Formation Flight @KRNO - 261800ZMAY19
Nono45_FR’s ATC Tracking Thread - Passed practical [CLOSED] @NA
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Nice looking thread @PlaneCrazy, I will have to attend one of these plane and pilot events at some point, if I ever find the chance.

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I want to quickly thank all of the members who have attended our events in the past! You have helped us improve and grow. We’ve worked hard to get this out to you. We hope you enjoy Plane and Pilot 2.0!

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I, Thank You Pilot and Plane for doing incredible work! One of my favorite VO! I will still help you, your team, and our members! Nice jobs staffs, I am very impressed with this update! Btw, I took a test on Pilot & Plane ATC Test, probably gonna fail, I am at school, 😂😂😂.

Edit: If I pass the test, then the P&P Pattern Event will work the best to train my ATC skill! Love It!

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I’m excited for this new Plane and Pilot! :D

Can’t wait to see the great things that come!

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Introducing Member of the Month!

In a continuous effort to improve our flying club and overall member experience, Plane & Pilot is excited to announce Member of the Month, a monthly reward for the most valuable member on our Slack. Each month, we will look at which of our 40+ members has been the most active, made the most productive post, etc. Then we will announce him/her on our Slack and feature him on our Instagram. We will also plan an event with the winner and give #1 priority over our others. The first Member of the Month will be announced on November 29th, so make sure to join our Slack if you haven’t already for a chance to win!

Thanks to @Gabe_Z for the idea

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#8

New Website!

@AIDoLS, our COO and website manager, has just finished overhauling our website to match our new thread! This website is more professional and easy to get around than any of our previous websites! Make sure to check it out, and let us know if you find any problems.

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Farewell jakevaz423!

@jakevaz423 has been a Plane & Pilot Staff member for over a year, working in multiple positions including event leading, public relations, and most recently ATC management. We are very sad to announce that , due to personal reasons, Jake had to leave our team a few days ago. He has been a very loyal member, and Plane & Pilot will never be the same without him. Thanks for everything, Jake, we wish you the best where ever life may take you!

To fill in for him, I (PlaneCrazy) will be taking the ATC manager position. If you want to be a part of our ATC group and control at our TS1 events, make sure to sign up with this form:

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@jakevaz423 We will miss you, 😥. You were great person and great ATC Manager! Live the long @jakevaz423!

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Thank you for the kind wishes. It was an honor to work for Plane & Pilot. I look forward to seeing P&P grow bigger and better than it is now.

Best wishes,

Jake :)

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New ATC Manager!

We are excited to welcome @Ryan_Vidad to our staff team! As an IFATC, Ryan will be taking @jakevaz423’s place as ATC manager. He will be working to schedule ATC for events, recruit new members, and improve our ATC division. We can’t wait to work with him and hear his ideas!

If you want to be a part of our ATC team, make sure to sign up here!

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Congratulation @Ryan_Vidad!!

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Celebrating 2 Years in Operation

2 years ago, on December 6th, 2016, The very first Plane & Pilot topic was created. Today we are still going strong as one of the longest operating and leading VOs in Infinite Flight. 2018 has been our best year yet. We have introduced several new features such as our Slack channel, ATC team, and P&P Patterns events, as well as big improvements to our events, member plan, and company in general. We have welcomed several amazing new staff members this year including @Starley, @Peter_S, and most recently @Ryan_Vidad. We also past several huge mile stones such as 50 IFC events (more than any other VO in Infinite Flight) as well as over 500 followers on out Instagram. I am very happy to be the CEO of this VO and work with the amazing and dedicated staff that make it possible. when @PilotZerge and I were working to create this VO way back in 2016, I could never have imagined how big and great it would become. Thanks to everyone for supporting us and attending our events, here is to another fantastic year🥂

Sincerely,

The Plane & Pilot team d4e5a73031aca243ed31e1f8a4b518c2ec4025bb_1_500x500


Want to celebrate our anniversary with us? Make sure to join our upcoming event!

[Closed] Plane & Pilot's 2 Year Anniversary: Camp Fire Air Drop @ KSUU - 091800ZDEC18

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But for me… I was only with P&P for nearly 3 and a half months. There was so much improvement with Plane & Pilot that I am very happy for this VO. The Best VO Ever!

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Hands down the best VO I’ve ever worked in. That’s all I can say

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The whole Plane & Pilot team wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! We are currently on break for the holidays, but will be back at the beginning of the year with a new event!

picture by @Wattsup_jet
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Goodbye @Wattsup_jet!

Today Plane & Pilot had to goodbye to our long time staff member and friend, @Wattsup_jet. Watts joined our VO back in January 2017, just a few months after it was created. Since then he has served in multiple positions including event leader, and COO. Without his great ideas and dedication, we might not still be running today. Farwell Watts, we wish you the best in the future!

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I don’t want to be a party pooper, but are there any positions open now?

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No staff positions at the moment, sorry. But you are free to join us as a member or ATC at any time, just join our Slack here:

https://join.slack.com/t/planeandpilotevents/shared_invite/enQtMzg3MTUyMjgzNzQ5LWJhZTQzN2U2NTcxZDZiZTZiYzljZGZkM2Y2NmRhZTU0YTcxZGZkYmE2MjM4ZTAzMjVkMzFiNGY3ZDI2MTUxNDQ

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Staff changes

We are sad to announce that our beloved COO, @AIDoLS, will be leaving both Infinite Flight and Plane & Pilot. He has been with us since the very beginning, and has done so much for us including building our website, leading countless events, and contributing many ideas for events and our group in general. Goodbye AIDoLS, thanks for all that you’ve done.

On a more positive note, we are excited to announce @Peter_S as our new COO. Peter has been with us for several months now and has been very productive and dedicated! He will make an excellent COO!


We’re Hiring! Edit: Closed

Do you want to be a Plane & Pilot Staff Member? We are currently looking for a media manager! His/her job will be to manage our website, blog, and social media, as well as help us plan and manage events. Here are the requirements:

  • Must be at least Grade 3 in Infinite Flight

  • Must be at least TL2 (Member) on the Infinite Flight Community

  • Must be at least 13 years of age

  • Must have some experience in website and social management

If you meet the requirements and think you would enjoy this position, please fill out the application form below. To have a better chance off being chosen, please make sure your answers our informative and well thought out. When this form closes, our staff will review the responses and contact you for further interviewing if needed. We look forward to welcoming a new member to our team!

Edit: Closed

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