Please Help me with ATC

Thank you! I’m nervous to apply, because I feel like i’m still not 14 😂 . But ik I am, and i’m excited too apply

Whenever I open up on TS, I always try to do the best I can. We may make mistakes in the process, but the goal is to make TS a better place. Sadly, these trolls take their CS behavior with them when the climb the grade table, and they outnumber us, sadly. 😪


Like mentioned above, open a tracking thread or open somewhere else and tell your friends. Both ways where people will listen to you, and you can become a better controller. Also, congrats on turning 14, hope to see you in the expert control tower soon! Although I’m not apart of them, I know that they’re a great group of people that are vital to keeping the expert server running. Great to hear you’re applying!

Thank you, and I can’t wait to apply.

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Awesome! The recruitment process can be rigorous but is well worth it. Here are a few tips I found extremely helpful:

  1. Open a tracking thread.
  2. Study, study, study! Read the user guide until you have it memorized. Watch all of the videos! (Even the flying videos help.)
  3. Don’t be scared of failing. Failure is how we learn! If you don’t fail at something, you’re not progressing and growing!
  4. Don’t rush anything. Take your time, keep your cool, and have fun. Learn to analyze yourself and build off of all feedback.

Umm, sorry to ask, but what is a tracking thread?

A tracking thread is a topic you create that let’s us, the community, know where and when you’re open to practice. Pilots will stop by to do some patterns and give you feedback on your controlling. Tracking threads are a key aspect to the training process. For reference, here is my tracking thread that I used:

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Ok. Thanks for all the help and tips!

Here is an awesome guide to creating your own tracking thread! They are a very helpful tool when looking to become IFATC.

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Unfortunately, when you get people’s elephant don’t listen, there isn’t much you can do about it

Here are some suggestions: if you go to the miscellaneous menu in air traffic control you’ll usually find a button that says disregard flight plan, please follow ATC instructions. Depending on the scenario that button works a lot for me. If it doesn’t work there’s not really much you can do except for reporting the user name to the infinite flight community.

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Thanks for the help everyone! I think I will be opening up at PSP soon! :)

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Feel free to tag me when you open and I’ll try to stop by. Best of luck to you with the your recruitment!

Ok thank you! I will practice for these next few days before applying.

It’s actually recommended to start the recruitment process before opening up a tracking thread. You don’t have to immediately take any tests, allowing you to practice a lot first.

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ok. Maybe i’ll apply later today

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Awesome, hope to see you in the expert server control tower soon! The thing is — when you take a test or are just controlling in general, don’t be scared. Even if you’re calm and focused, you make mistakes. But if you’re scared of making mistakes, you’re going to make more mistakes. Don’t be worried or scared, and take it easy, because mistakes are how we learn things — your whole career won’t be over because of one slip-up. So go out there, make some mistakes, you’ll be better than if you were perfect from the beginning. Also, remember to practice and train — get help if you need it. It’ll help you be the best controller you can be.

Good luck!

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Thank you! I am currently opened up at PSP rn!

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I won’t be able to come this time, but next time you open up I’ll see if I can come. Feel free to tag me next time!

ok. Sounds good. Thanks for all the help.

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No problem, anytime!

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