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.”
Dawn breaks clear and cool on the lake this morning and I am grateful. My time grows short in this place and it weighs on me. I will miss it. But I hope to find something new and just as rewarding.