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Sebastian Rekdal

Dear all,

This post is to announce that I am leaving my position as Enroute TG Instructor, effective October 1, 2020.

After a period of consideration, I have decided to take a step back and direct my focus to my ongoing education.

I would like to thank the VATSIM UK staff for the support and the opportunities they have provided me during the last year. I have truly enjoyed my tenure with VATSIM UK and the Training Department, and it has been incredibly rewarding to watch our S3s climb up the ladder and work extremely hard to become a C1. The passion, the effort, and the dedication in our students, and not to mention our mentors, is ineffable.

A special thank you to the TG Enroute mentoring team. You have all been absolutely amazing. I could have never predicted, nor asked for, a better outcome than the one we’ve had. It has been a true pleasure to work with you, and your effort has been above and beyond any expectations!

In short… being the Enroute TG Instructor has been an experience that I will forever be happy to have had!

Although I am stepping down, do not think for a second that I will become a stranger. I do, after all, have a document and some diagrams to update every now and again😉 

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Oliver Rhodes

Seb, it's been a privilege. Your dedication to your students and mentors has been exceptional, and under your leadership the Enroute TG has gone from strength to strength, bringing about one of the most successful periods for C1 training we've ever seen.

Thank you for all the work you've done (except breaking the helpdesk 😉), and good luck with your degree!

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Fergus Walsh

Thank you so much for your dedication and commitment, Seb. It's been a pleasure working with you from a staff perspective, but you have certainly helped me so much during my training. All the best with your studies because you absolutely deserve it!

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Imogen Thompson

Someone's got some big boots to fill!

Glad you're planning to stay around the division on the whole Seb - you'd be one hec of a miss if you didn't.

Best of luck with your ongoing education - smash it! 🙂

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James Yuen

Thanks for all the hard work Seb! Get drinking hard and I hope to see you over a Beef Wellington soon! (providing that you’re paying ;))

@Harry Sugden is asking when job applications open ouhhhh

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George Peppard

Huge loss to the division but from what I can tell you have set the TG up well to move from success to success under new leadership.

Thanks for all you have done Seb - good luck with your studies!

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Oliver Gates

Seb, your commitment to TG Enroute will be extremely difficult to match. Thank you for all the time you’ve dedicated to the role, be it through mentoring, improving procedures or developing the London vMATS.

As Yuen says, another beef wellington is much needed.

AG. 😉

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Harry Sugden

Thanks Seb for your efforts to maintain the quality of our C1s! Your successor will do well to continue that. Enjoy your studies ❤️ And beware that your Diagram King crown requires more effort to maintain than real royalty 😉 

22 hours ago, James Yuen said:

 

@Harry Sugden is asking when job applications open ouhhhh

James, you do come up with some whacky jokes 😛

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Alex Ashley
21 hours ago, Harry Sugden said:

James, you do come up with some whacky jokes 😛

It's even funnier when it's true...

Thanks for all your hard work Seb!

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Nick Marinov

Thanks for all you have done for the division Seb, I think I speak for many when I say it hasn't gone unnoticed and will be a challenge to match for your successor. Best of luck with uni and enjoy the free time now 😛 

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Daniel Crookes

We're loosing our Norwegian 😭!! 

I've already been nice to you once in my email to you, but it wouldn't hurt to say it again 😛 Your work ethic and dedication to the Enroute Training Group have totally transformed our approach to enroute training for the better. We now have a TG that has a group of mentors that communicate and enjoy getting involved in enroute mentoring, that have been taken to a whole new level allowing our mentors and students to train effectively with standard procedures, and are training twice as many students as we ever have before.

Once again, thank you for all of your hard work in the Training Department - and please don't be a stranger (not that you will be ☺️)

Dan

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