Join me tonight on TWITCH.tv

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Join me tonight on TWITCH.tv
« on: July 28, 2017, 03:49:48 pm »
Join real-world air traffic controller Derek Vento tonight on TWITCH TV at 7 PM as he hosts a Q&A style discussion focusing on the National Airspace System and ATC communication tips. He'll be demonstrating fundamental skills on flight sim throughout the discussion! See it live on TWITCH through www.aarowav.com!


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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 11:30:16 am »
I have to ask... and this may sound a little crass... but you don't have a certificate, right?  The FAA shows an expired student pilot certificate and no valid medical.  Do you have any other RW qualifications?
  To go portray yourself as an authority may be a touch misleading.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 12:03:02 pm »
I can confirm that Derek is an FAA controller.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 12:04:54 pm »
Derek is a controller at CAE. You can easily verify this through the FAA employee directory.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 12:40:49 pm »
Thanks Gents ^^ :)


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Re: Join me tonight on TWITCH.tv
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 01:24:00 pm »
Sad that there is so much distrust and suspicion that we can't even trust when a bright individual such as Derek, with real-world experience, wants to provide online training/education to others. Let's not go snooping on each other via the Airmen database (note that is an airmen database - ATC certificates are not included...) just because someone offers online Twitch training.


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Re: Join me tonight on TWITCH.tv
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 01:42:36 pm »
It's okay Cam, he must be new....
Thanks for the kind words brother.

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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2017, 02:18:30 pm »
Thanks Gents ^^ :)



I was just curious is all.  That's an even better qual than I had looked for!
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2017, 02:19:16 pm »
Sad that there is so much distrust and suspicion that we can't even trust when a bright individual such as Derek, with real-world experience, wants to provide online training/education to others. Let's not go snooping on each other via the Airmen database (note that is an airmen database - ATC certificates are not included...) just because someone offers online Twitch training.

It wasn't distrust, just curiosity.  If it was distrust, I wouldn't have asked, but likely rather asserted something negative.
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