The Flick -- A term used by air traffic controllers to describe a mental model representing the current and future positions of air traffic in a section of airspace. Controllers visualize the paths of multiple aircraft in terms of position, altitude, trajectory and speed. Controllers also refer to this as "having the picture." But the picture moves -- like a movie -- hence the term “the flick.”
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Ex-Staff on Low Staff
Here’s a new wrinkle for you. Ex-controllers telling you how bad it’s getting in the FAA. Wish I’d thought of that.