Where are the other IFATC

Hey guys just 508 here 😜 I have a question for any IFATC onboard right now…I’ve heard we have 200+ controllers for expert. But how come I only see say 8 controllers at a time? And many times when you switch regions they are the same controllers. That’s 8 out of 200?
Again I’m in no way bashing you guys I love you guys to death especially since I’m one step closer to becoming one of you 😊 . I’m just curious as to why that is! If someone could explain I would greatly appreciate it

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Okay. And you are the Sean Tea huh? I’ve seen you control! Nice work

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It’s actually 300+ not 200

that doesn’t make the odds any better…

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They may not be as inactive as you think, a big part of this is time zones, with such a diverse range of controllers the guys from aus will probably be controlling at times when people in the US are either sleeping or at work!

And we also have the insomniacs that control 24/7 abit like @Carson moderating the forum 😬

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While you may only see those controllers controlling while you fly many controlled are in different Timezones so that’s why you may not see them

Time zones are a huge part I guess. I do only see the certain controllers during the day here. There are 12’hours unaccounted for so yeah I guess many of them are controlling then. Thanks guys this has been useful!

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And I said 200+ which equals 300

Yes, but it is simpler to just say 300 that way we have a closer estimate.

Lol okay will do bud thanks

Hey, Congrats on your Written!!! When do you plan on taking the practical?

It’s because we, controllers have lives, wives/girlfriends, we need to shower, eat, go to school/go to work, feed the cat, deal with @JoshFly8, some have others stuffs to do within the community (moderators, scouters…) and to finish we need to have a normal life.
IF is part of our lives as eating/working/… We do that in our free time and we try to do it as much as we can!
Thanks all!

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We get stats every week on ops completed. To keep the list manageable, it lists the top 50 controllers. Everyone on that list is putting in multiple hours. I’m sure if the list was longer, we’d see a much greater number of controllers putting multiple hours per week. Depending on when you fly, you may see the same set of controllers, but make no mistake, there are a lot of folks putting in a ton of hours!

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Oh please don’t feel that I am like thinking some of you guys aren’t working out there. I just wish I could see all of you lol 😅😅

Since when are there 300+ controllers?..

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Since Tyler told me the other day lol

We are exacty 300 as of today🤘🏻

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Correction we’re ~250

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