FRC and Air Traffic Contr…

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Analogies are a wonderful teac hing tool in helping Candeo students retain and rec all key training concepts suc h an analogy offered to Candeo, by one of it’s students, andrewb. This wonderful article, illuminates th comparing Candeo’s FRC to Air Traffic Controller’s use of their FRC protocol to keep our skies safe and clea FRC and Air Traffic Control
By Candeo student “andrew b”

The business of flying and managing the vast number of c ommercial airlines is a complicated one. Every pla for their upcoming flight path before beginning their journey. Flight controllers handle the c learanc e process instructions on to pilots. In the event that a flight path becomes too dangerous for a particular plane to t storm over a mountain range, the flight c ontroller receives a warning message: “FRC FRC FRC”. Immediately a new route for the plane, and getting the needed clearanc e for the revised plan in its entirety—henc e the Route Clearanc e.

A flight controller who receives an FRC message must take c ertain steps to ensure that the plane in quest effic iently. First, the controller fac es the problem at hand, seeing it for what it is—an obstacle in the curre but nothing that c annot be avoided if the proper steps are taken. Second, the c ontroller considers other p both safe and as timely as possible. He replaces the c urrent flight plan with the newly revised plan, getting each leg of the flight. Third, he contacts the pilot with the new flight plan and instructs him to c onnect th as it is laid out, ensuring a safe journey to the destination. For a flight c ontroller, FRC simply means that t change of course is needed.

This is similar to the proc ess a recovering addict takes when following the steps of FRC—Face it, Replace this means that there is trouble ahead and a change of course is needed. First, face the situation or probl it for what it really is—an obstacle in the path you are currently heading, but nothing that cannot be over Next, replace that obstacle with a safer route—a statement of truth regarding the c ourse you envision you relationship you want to have with yourself and those around you. Finally, connect with someone, further of truth into the mind. Not only will this help overc ome the obstacle ahead, but it will ensure a safe journe

Recovering from an addiction or unwanted sexual behavior, the path can seem filled with potential storms a proc ess of FRC, those storms and pitfalls c an become signposts of warning. Their message is simple: “Ther change of course is needed.” Heading those signposts, those warnings, facing and replacing them, c onnect will lead to a safe landing, the feeling of relief that comes from overc oming, changing, and improving.