iam touchy, man you really dont get it do you.all okc is is a screen the real learning starts in the field all okc is just a game no more no less.my post wasnt ment to put any one down i was giving you what ive seen the last 27 years and what i know to be true if you have taken it the wrong way well i guess thats life.as for ego it seems ive brused yours ,you seem very angry.as for throwing humble pie around well food is not allowed in the control room.as for people skills iam no diffrent than all the other controllers here but your not a controller so i guess you dont know us.so you want to screw all the other controllers because your made at me, that isnt very mature.well i have to take a nap now, had a busy day working lots of traffic.
I get a lot more than you know, or your brain capacity allows you to.
I'd love to see where you had your training done at. If it wasn't the facility in OKC, it was something similar to it, which by your words, is just a game with a screen. So for all intents and purposes, you sledge the very place or nearly the very place you come from. You have to love hypocrisy. You'd make a wonderful bureaucrat.
What you mean and what you say are two different things. You stated that basically because of your experience, you are better than anyone else trying to learn your profession, whether virtually or in the real world. I would hate to have you as a boss. your arrogance in that part is only exceeded by your ignorance.
The Law of the Normal states that you can only teach someone as much as you know. By that, it means that with you training people, they will only learn as much as you teach them. And, assuming that you have taught them all that they need to know about ATC, let alone all that you know, there will be a time which they will know and do more and better than you
. It appears from your previous posts that you would have a hard time dealing with that, especially if my friends make a good career out of this, seeing that they came from, in your words, "a game."
I have no ego as far as this is concerned. You have been the one that has paraded through here, bragging about how much you've done this or that at X and Y facility, and that you have so much experience. That doesn't make you a better person than anyone. It makes you a braggart. Goliath was the biggest, baddest, strongest person around. And he was defeated by who? David. Youngest and smallest of 8 children.
As far as the control room goes, I pretty much know what can be taken in and out, as I have visited them in my time, as well as a number of different control towers. I'm pretty well familiar with daily operations, and I don't think we need you assuming that because you think you know everything that we do not, thank you very much.
As for people skills, I've met some very nice controllers (and some pretty hot ones as well!
) at various towers, TRACONs, and RAPCONs that I have had the honour of visiting. They have all been very friendly, taken the time out to explain their operations, what they do, and the hardware they have.
Oh.. let me add insult to injury here.
On my tour of NCT, they showed us a spare spoke (their setup is basically 7 areas around a hub; like a bicycle wheel) where they would simulate traffic and have new trainees handle things in that area before plugging them into the scopes. A screen, where traffic wasn't real. Does that mean that NCT is a GAME
? By your definition, it is. Their ATM would laugh at you for that.
I am not angry at you at all. I never have been. What upsets me is the fact that you have the tendency to generalize something that you know nothing about, just like you think we don't know anything about ATC, and are very quick to jump to a conclusion and judge. If you were wise, you would at least withhold any judgment until you know the facts about something, instead of making a fool of yourself for being completely wrong and misguided about it. I am not going to try to change your mind; that would be an exercise in futility; besides, if this keeps up with you, the Dilbert rule will apply.
Enjoy your nap. In the meantime, I am scheduling a tour of L30 TRACON and Las Vegas Tower, as I happen to personally know the ATM there (another good controller, who is eager to show people who are interested what his career is all about).