Radar Training

Hello IFC! After a couple weeks of some challenging training sessions and a practical, I became an IFATC mountain crasher (Officer) yesterday.

To show some of what goes on behind the scenes, I thought I’d show the result of each of my training sessions. As you’ll see, some airports were much more challenging than others (KPVU = ☹️). I’d also be remiss to not thank the wonderful @Will_A for bring a great trainer and all the pilots who attended each session.

The pictures below are chronological. Away we go!

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Tyler immediately demotes you back to Specialist


Congratulations, Robert! That’s a huge accomplishment and hopefully I’ll spot you controlling radar! Maybe I’ll even be controlling local as you’re controlling radar. 🙃

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A big big congratulations to you! It’s an awesome feeling when you get the message that you passed. A big congrats once again!

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Congratulations on this huge achievement! 🥳🎉🍾

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Really? @Will_A I heard was the worst! ;)

all jokes aside, Will is great and I congratulate you on officer. Great work!

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I. Uh. What’s a mountain?

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You didn’t tell me you were new @Robert_Mustillo :) Nice radar at MPTO yesterday ;)

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And how did you pass the practical without knowing of such a majestic thing us Officers use to reduce traffic on our frequency? Immediate demotion to Observer.

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Noob, everyone knows the real best way is to randomly violate people for no reason. Immediate demotion to ban.

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Let’s not get too out of hand here (even though it’s obviously a joke). But thank you all for the kind words!

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Don’t make me tag all my trainees 😳

Amazing work, Robert. You’ve put so much effort into this. Crazy enough, Robert had a total of one terrain bust during his entire training career!

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Someone has clearly forgot how radar tests are done. If all the participants are not vectored towards the nearest mountain goat within 5 minutes then its an instant fail.

KPVU is great fun in a great place, you literally get a VOR marking the top of a hill. It’s good fun.

Looks like you’ve come a long way, good work.

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No need to tag, Will. We’re already here. Well, at least I am

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Ahh, I see. My mistake. I will definitely get it together when if my time for radar training comes.

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I don’t have a specific quote, but this is my pro mountain crasher lol 😂. Jk, tbh, toaster is probably one of the best controllers out there. Anyway, congratulations!

@z-tube enters the chat
Me=fired 🤣🤣

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how do I communicate with the right atc, because I keep getting reports, if there’s a tutorial, please share :)

Hey there! Check out this guide put together by a few of us at IFATC.