I apologize in advance, but prepare for a wall of text!
Infinite Flight Staff
@Cameron - First, enjoy the tag. Lol. For real, though, I’ll be honest. I don’t know how you put up with me. I mean, I don’t know how anyone puts up with me, but that’s beside the point.
You’re always there to answer my questions, have a chat about nothing, or listen to my rants. It’s been fantastic to get to know you, and the guidance you’ve given doesn’t always relate to Infinite Flight, but also real life, which is something I honestly appreciate!
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@Tyler_Shelton - I’m sure this isn’t the only tag you’ll receive in this thread, so I’ll make this short.
Whether you’re listening to feedback, explaining a policy (real-world or Infinite Flight), or simply around to chat, there is never a dull moment. Thank you for all you do, and I can’t wait to continue being an active participant in IFATC!
Jarno, Jason, Kai, Laura, Misha, Philippe, Rah, Seb - Though my communications are limited with you all, your behind-the-scene work has undoubtedly paid off, and Infinite Flight is the perfect example of that!
Thank you for all you do. 😊
While I don’t speak to many of you, all of you play an essential role in keeping the forum and other Infinite Flight-related entities safe. It indeed doesn’t seem like an easy task, so props to you all for hanging in there!
I would, however, like to give a sincere thanks to @DeerCrusher. I know we haven’t always been on the best terms, but as a go-to mod, I can always rely on you. Talking about UAL and UAL Express is never a dull moment, too, and something that we can both relate to. Hopefully I’ll catch a flight with you one day! 😉
There are too many of you to mention, so I’ll keep it general.
As a team of volunteers who dedicate their time to keeping the virtual skies safe, each one of us plays a crucial role. It may sound cringy, but we’re all a team, and this is where I have met most of my close friends to this day.
That said, I owe a massive thanks to Danny (@ToasterStroodie). Danny is the reason for me being me in terms of the real world and Infinite Flight. Our training sessions were the best, and as much as I love to control, I’d do anything to recreate those days.
Disregarding the Infinite Flight aspect, I think of you as one of my best friends. There has never been a moment where I needed someone to talk to you, and you weren’t there for me. For that, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I’m so proud to call you an influence of mine. ❤️
El Al Virtual
@CaptainZac - There’s too much to say, really. From unknowingly playing a round of golf in 2019 to becoming the COO and leading figure in LYVA, we’ve become the ultimate duo. We’ve always got each other’s back, and our conversations are the furthest from boring.
Thank you for all you do, and thank you for being you. ❤️
@Nightt - Meh, what can I say. You’re a sub-par HR Manager and a decent person.
I kid, I kid. You always know when it’s the right time to send the dumbest/funniest TikToks in our staff chat. You’re also a great person to talk to, and I know I can rely on you. Thank you for everything!
@Avi_Zelmanovich, @PilotPeanutButter - Besides for being great staff members, you are both amazing people! There is never a moment where you two are not willing to help out, and for that, thank you!
El Al Virtual Pilots - Simply said, without each of you, LYVA would not exist. The entire staff team truly appreciates all of you, and we cannot thank you enough for helping us represent El Al and Israel in a virtual manner.
Other Notable People
@Alexander_Nikitin - You’re a coding genius and probably a dangerous person with those skills. Lol. You continue to impress me, and I can’t wait to see what you create in the future.
@Altaria55 - Although I had been playing Infinite Flight since 2012, it was ultimately you who kicked things off for me. AVVA helped me get involved within the community. I won’t lie, some of the best moments I’ve had were with you, @Micah_Brazil, and @EdCruz. To be honest, I still look back in the Slack from time to time.
@brennanhackard - We may not go back far, but ever since I joined AET, you were such a help. We’ve grown since, and having the opportunity to know you on a personal level means more than you know. And who knows, maybe I’ll miraculously end up in the Rockies soon and catch you on the slopes. ⛷
@brunocr98 - Though airport editing has been on hold for some time now, I genuinely appreciate your efforts from the editing era. Without you, I’d reckon less than half of my edits per cycle would have made it.
@Daniel_Steinman - We haven’t known each other for long, but I’m thrilled to be working with you on Hebrew translations for Infinite Flight!
@Ecoops123 - It’s never a dull moment with you… there is always something on your mind. Thank you for all the laughs, and I hope there are many more.
@IFVARB - Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of the VARB. I love helping new VA/VOs become a part of the community and cannot wait to see what new things are in store for us.
@Kamryn - I hope you know that I will continue to shoot backlit photos. Fortunately, your advice has been really helpful, so perhaps I’ll put it to use at some point.
@Jason_M - As the ultimate vaBase genius, thank you for all your help with LYVA’s website.
@Jon_H - Tacking onto my comment for Jason, I know I can rely on you for all PHP-related questions. I’m sure I’ll have more for you soon, too, lol.
@KaiM - You’ve entered the next stage in your Infinite Flight career, and I’m so happy for you. Besides your hard work, it’s the least you could’ve received after dealing with hundreds of nav edits at the last minute from me. 😜
@Kirito_77 - I cannot tell you how many times I have spit a drink out while reading some of your replies. You are a character and can always lighten up the mood.
@LordWizrak - Do you ever sleep? Every time I message you, I get an instant response. That, however, is something I can’t say for many people, so thank you for being there for me and daily discussions of nothing.
@lucaviness - I’m so happy you came back. Our past has been rocky, but we’ve both turned new leaves, and I’m thrilled we are cordial now!
@Pingu - We must go spotting at EWR, a.k.a. the best airport. 📷
@RafaelPadilla - You’re my number one local JFK controller, and it’s always a blast to staff different airports with you!
@Saharsh - #speedingvibes.
@Thunderbolt - You have adorable dogs. You’re also a Blob. Oh, and our PMs are… interesting.
If you weren’t mentioned, don’t worry, I didn’t forget about you—the list would go on forever. Nonetheless, everyone here has been a part of my journey, and I couldn’t be more appreciative of that.
Well, my wall of text is over. Cheers for the great times this year, and I wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe New Year! 🥂