Getting (And Holding Onto) The Flick

Even if you're not leaving the traffic pattern, you need to understand the big picture. There's no such thing as too much situational awareness.

With a respectful nod to Don Brown, a now-retired ZTL controller who helped popularize the phrase, a “flick” is the “big picture.” In the ATC biz, this typically refers to traffic load, major runway flow directions, widespread poor weather, staffing/sectorization and a host of other factors. In other words, strategic information. Pilots need the same […]
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in

Subscribe to Aviation Safety

Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge.
Subscribe today and save 39%. It's like getting 2 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here