It all started when I spawned in at Nice (LFMN) when it was busy on Expert. I’d never been on expert prior to this so it was completely new to me. I was automatically tuned to the ATIS frequency and I was so fascinated! There was so much information there so I had to investigate.
I’d then found out the forum and from there I just took in all the information I could get. I then found the IFATC Recruiting topic on the schedule and I was hooked! I trained and eventually joined the team. I’ve always been pro-active and happy to take in all the feedback & information I can have.
What my favourite part of the IFATC team is the completely different perspective from being a pilot. Most pilots don’t realise how much work goes on to ensure your service is efficient as possible. It’s crazy! Also, the friends I’ve made there are amazing and I don’t know what I’d do without them! As a controller with 100% activity, the thing that motivates me the most is the people around me, for sure. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am now.
I’ve learnt many things from being in IFATC, it really helps you as a pilot! I’ve also been able to help many others with the knowledge I’ve gained over time. It’s amazing!