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What Airline Passengers Don’t Know About What Happens Behind the Scenes with Air Traffic Control and Most Experts Won’t Reveal

TheWashington, D.C. – Each day, an estimated 2,900,000 passengers fly in and out of U.S. airports and most have no idea what goes on behind-the-scenes. They don’t know what is involved to get them safely to their final destination or what decisions are made by air traffic controllers to safely navigate their flight. While most days are usually uneventful, situations occur that can be the difference between life and death, and that’s where people like Andy Watson come in.  

No ordinary pilot, Watson has been flying airplanes since he was eight years old, and has also worked as an Air Traffic Control (ATC) Specialist at many of the busiest facilities throughout the eastern United States for more than 14 years. In fact, he is one of only a select few pilots who has a multi-faceted understanding of aviation, which most pilots never realize. Watson’s experiences both as a pilot in the aircraft and professionally tracking planes on the air traffic control radar scope inspired him to write The Pilot’s Guide to Air Traffic Control, a collection of behind-the-scenes stories that places the reader right in the middle of real-life situations that bring the stress and urgency air traffic controllers deal with on a daily basis to bear.*  

Watson has written more than thirty chapters about his experiences as an air traffic controller with pilots in mind that includes an exclusive peek into an intense world which travelers rarely see, and dispels several myths about the aviation industry. 

#1 – How often does a passenger have to land a plane? Although this has been depicted in film more than once, this is actually an uncommon occurrence, but it does happen. Last month, an emergency took place when the pilot of a single-engine turboprop Cessna Caravan en route to Florida became incapacitated and the inexperienced passenger was doing his best to fly the plane. Luckily, an air traffic controller on duty, Robert Morgan, was also an experienced flight instructor. Once notified of the situation, he sprang into action. Despite himself never having flown this make and model of aircraft before, he was able to access a picture of the Cessna Caravan’s instrument panel to guide the impromptu student step-by-step on how to land the aircraft. “As I reviewed the incident,” Watson noted, “I thought it was absolutely brilliant that controller and flight instructor Robert Morgan printed a picture of the Cessna Caravan’s instrument panel so he could explain to the passenger over the radio exactly where to look in order to control the aircraft. I believe Robert saved the three lives on the aircraft that day!” Similarly, Watson’s book tells the story of another ATC save where the flight crew was suffering from hypoxia – a lack of oxygen – was rendered all but unconscious. A controller was able to get them to descend before they passed out. 

#2 – Why is Spatial Disorientation a Very Serious Inflight Emergency? Statistics show between 5 to 10% of all general aviation accidents are caused by spatial disorientation, 90% of which are fatal. Spatial disorientation was determined to be the probable cause of the crash that claimed the life of magazine editor & pilot John F. Kennedy, Jr. and more recently, basketball legend Kobe Bryant.  Watson remarks, “Spatial disorientation occurs when the body feels oriented in one direction, but in reality, it is oriented in a different direction. Literally, the pilot doesn’t know which way is up! It’s the same feeling kids get when they close their eyes, spin in circles, and then try to stand up straight, usually resulting in them falling down!”

Watson, who has worked in the FAA’s Air Traffic Safety Oversight office in Washington, D.C., has encountered several aviation accidents caused by this condition and says, “I realized I had received training on spatial disorientation as a pilot, but I did not remember any training on it as a controller.” 

#3 – What is a big mistake pilots make? Watson’s experience is that while commercial pilots are quick to declare an emergency when necessary, the pilots of smaller, general aviation aircraft are often more reluctant. It seems to Watson that most of them try to avoid declaring the emergency to the maximum extent possible. “I suspect because they are afraid of the FAA. I can tell you, if the thought of declaring an emergency even crosses your mind, then you probably should go ahead and declare it! I have heard pilots talk around the word ‘emergency’ specifically to avoid saying it. When an emergency is declared, air traffic gets extra help to assist you in whatever means they can. Phone calls for additional assistance are made, options are presented, and whatever else the pilot requests are made available. Don’t do it without good reason, but the FAA and ATC is truly there to help you effect a safe arrival.” 

Andy Watson will be on hand at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, the Largest Airshow in the World, for interviews and to personally sign copies of The Pilot’s Guide to Air Traffic Control. The book is also available on Amazon and at atcStories.com. While the title may say it’s for pilots, this book also provides a view from behind the flight deck door of how almost three million passengers travel safely each day in the skies over the United States. 

*The perspective and opinions given in the book are that of the author alone and may vary from those of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Ross B. Williams of Modern Profits to take 24 entrepreneurs on a Bon Jovi weekend experience in St. Petersburg FL.

St. Petersburg, FL – February 17th: Ross B. Williams founder of Modern Profits hosts an Iconic mastermind weekend for entrepreneurs, influencers, and business owners wrapped around a live concert with 80’s Rock Super Star Bon Jovi!

This event is part of Ross’ Content Vacation Mastermind where he takes multiple six and seven-figure entrepreneurs on white-glove vacation experiences so they can network, and build relationships together while creating amazing content for their social media calendars, advertisements, and websites.

This content vacation will take place April 14th-18th in St. Petersburg FL. It will include a premium night at the Bon Jovi Concert, cruising the water in yachts, and enjoying gorgeous beaches. Entrepreneurs will have a premium opportunity to capture amazing photography and videography from Modern Profits professional paparazzi on the waterways, at the beaches, and with the creative art and culture of downtown St. Petersburg.

Modern Profits crew will capture the influencers inside incredible branding photoshoots, lifestyle photoshoots, and red-carpet nightlife images as they network and enjoy a weekend of fun with like-minded successful entrepreneurs from around the world.

They will be staying at The Avalon, located in the sunshine city of St. Petersburg, Fl. This venue radiates a cool Art Deco style with its sleek Deco-esque lines, artful use of neon, and retro-chic interior.

The group will attend numerous experiences throughout the weekend including having a luxury party bus transporting them to the Amalie Arena in Tampa so they can rock out with Bon Jovi one of the greatest rock and roll acts of the 1980s on their epic new tour.

They will spend a day cruising the waters on beautiful 36-foot yachts, enjoy relaxing on the sand bars, waterfront restaurants, view gorgeous sunsets, have a spectacular day at beautiful St. Pete Beach, and experience amazing nightlife, enjoying exquisite restaurants and unique bars.

All of this while having their very own private paparazzi capture every moment so they can go home with enough content to fill their social media and websites till the next vacation.

Ross B. Williams created this mastermind to solve a problem he found popping up at conferences across the country.

While traveling the country going to masterminds and conferences he discovered that most entrepreneurs love going to these events but their favorite and most beneficial part is the networking and relationships they gain while at these events. However, they find they spend so much time in the conference rooms that they get very little time to truly connect and meet others. Event attendees also get frustrated because they travel to beautiful cities and don’t get any time to experience them.

This is why Ross B. Williams created Modern Profits’ Content Vacation Mastermind. He decided to ditch the conference room and create white-glove vacation experiences for multiple six and seven-figure entrepreneurs so they could connect and build relationships together in ways they couldn’t before. Ross says, “True masterminding happens when geniuses from different niches get together and share ideas.”

Ross’ past experience in events and knowledge of marketing makes this new concept a perfect fit for his skill set. He has over a decade of experience planning and hosting event experiences. In fact, he earned the ClickFunnels Two Comma Club Award by creating entertainment experiences that bring people together and change lives. (This award goes to entrepreneurs who generated over one million dollars in sales through a single website funnel.) 

Ross wanted to make this mastermind more than just a networking and vacationing experience. He wanted to solve a second problem that many entrepreneurs are struggling with in today’s world of social media and online businesses.

While traveling and meeting entrepreneurs around the world, Ross also discovered that entrepreneurs, influencers, and business owners were not getting enough quality content for their personal brand or businesses and their selfie photos just weren’t cutting it as their businesses are scaling to seven figures and beyond.

This is why ross will bring a full-time photographer and videographer on the vacation experiences. “The idea is to capture and create a mountain of content our guests can use to fill their social media calendars, advertisements, and websites,” Ross says. “Attendees will get branding photoshoots, lifestyle photoshoots, social photoshoots, along with plenty of b-roll video footage to use for video production. It will be like having a full-time paparazzi capture amazing content for your personal brand and business.

Ross’s goal is to help visionary entrepreneurs improve their online presence, network, and knowledge so they can reach the masses and create a positive impact in their niche.

Entrepreneurs, influencers, and business owners that would like to learn more about Modern Profits’ Content Vacation Mastermind check out the website below.

https://modernprofits.com/contentvacation

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Ross B. Williams Launches Modern Profits’ Content Vacation Mastermind for Entrepreneurs

Orlando, FL – February 17th, 2022: Ross B. Williams is launching Modern Prfotis’ Content Vacation Mastermind for 2022. Ross Created this mastermind to solve a problem he found popping up at conferences across the country.

While traveling the country going to masterminds and conferences he discovered that most entrepreneurs love going to these events but their favorite and most beneficial part is the networking and relationships they gain while at these events. However, they find they spend so much time in the conference rooms that they get very little time to truly connect and meet others. Event attendees also get frustrated because they travel to beautiful cities and don’t get any time to experience them.

This is why Ross B. Williams created Modern Profits’ Content Vacation Mastermind. He decided to ditch the conference room and create white-glove vacation experiences for multiple six and seven-figure entrepreneurs so they could connect and build relationships together in ways they couldn’t before. Ross says, “True masterminding happens when geniuses from different niches get together and share ideas.”

Ross’ past experience in events and knowledge of marketing makes this new concept a perfect fit for his skill set. He has over a decade of experience planning and hosting event experiences. In fact, he earned the ClickFunnels Two Comma Club Award by creating entertainment experiences that bring people together and change lives. (This award goes to entrepreneurs who generated over one million dollars in sales through a single website funnel.) 

Ross wanted to make this mastermind more than just a networking and vacationing experience. He wanted to solve a second problem that many entrepreneurs are struggling with in today’s world of social media and online businesses.

While traveling and meeting entrepreneurs around the world, Ross also discovered that entrepreneurs, influencers, and business owners were not getting enough quality content for their personal brand or businesses and their selfie photos just weren’t cutting it as their businesses are scaling to seven figures and beyond.

This is why ross will bring a full-time photographer and videographer on the vacation experiences. “The idea is to capture and create a mountain of content our guests can use to fill their social media calendars, advertisements, and websites,” Ross says. “Attendees will get branding photoshoots, lifestyle photoshoots, social photoshoots, along with plenty of b-roll video footage to use for video production. It will be like having a full-time paparazzi capture amazing content for your personal brand and business.

Ross’s goal is to help visionary entrepreneurs improve their online presence, network, and knowledge so they can reach the masses and create a positive impact in their niche.

Entrepreneurs, influencers, and business owners that would like to learn more about Modern Profits’ Content Vacation Mastermind check out the website below.

https://modernprofits.com/contentvacation

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Orlando’s Top New Year’s Eve Destination To Celebrate 2022

The Thornton Park New Year’s Eve Party has become the destination for New Year’s Eve in Orlando! 2022 Thornton Park New Year’s Eve Block party is bigger and better than ever. It will stretch 2.5 city blocks in the Thornton Park District, including 7 different venues, 3 Stages, 3 DJs, 2 Jumbotrons, and 3 ticket options for any budget.

Every weekend party-goers head to downtown Orlando for cocktails, fun, and music so when it comes to New Year’s Eve locals are looking for something different to do. Thornton Park New Year’s Eve Street Party gives them the perfect solution. Just walking distance from the heart of downtown Orlando they are able to get a custom experience that they can’t get anywhere else.

Attendees will be able to party at 7 venues including, Graffiti Junktion, The Veranda, Burton’s, Island Time, The Falcon, Cavo’s, 808, and rock the night away at the street party on Washington.

Those in attendance will dance the night away with incredible lighting and sound production down 2.5 city blocks. Three stages featuring DJ Flent Duncan, DJ Flatline, and DJ Irene Pardo will keep the night alive with incredible music. These three DJs are all alumni of the Thornton Park New Year’s Eve Street Party and always put on a great show for locals around Orlando.

For the main event, attendees will watch the countdown from two massive jumbotrons that can be seen anywhere on the 2.5 city blocks. There is not a bad spot on the street to enjoy your New Year’s Eve countdown.

Guests will have three ticket options to fit any budget. General admission, Open Bar, and VIP Experience tickets will be available ranging from $10-$120 in price.

There are three types of people that go out on New Year’s Eve.

Those that want to be in the crowd, those that like to have space, and those that like to mix it up. The VIP option is what makes this event special and fits all three types of people.

The VIP area will include a private area with limited guests for comfort, its own VIP DJ, and VIP Premium open bar for fast service and extra fun. This is perfect for those people that like a premium event.

For those that like to join in the crowd fun but take a break every now and then the VIP Ticket allows you to enjoy the street party as well as the VIP experience.

For those that like to party on a budget, they can join the general admission or open bar street party for all the fun on the block and at an affordable price.

If you are looking for something to do for New Year’s Eve 2022 in Orlando the Thornton Park Street Party is the place to be.

www.ThorntonParkStreetParty.com