4 DME (ATC command)

The ability for Approach ATC to tell pilot to reduce speed to *** (nautical miles) DME, example.
Saudia 1 0 4 reduce speed to 160 4 DME
ATC tells the pilot reduce speed to 160 until you’re 4 nautical miles from your destination then you can reduce your speed.
It can be more than 4 NM
This is for separation, instead of having to tell the pilot reduce speed *** then speed at your discreation.


I don’t think we need such specific commands in IF.


This is very spesific, it would be cool some times, but not sure I would use this a lot…


MaxSez: DMWhat? Remember this is IF, the "KISS"Principle applies in most cases. Just Sayin

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Distance Measurement

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@Boodz_G. MaxSez, Distance Mesurement! Could have fooled me! LOL. Give me a break pls. I was ment as a snide remark for my expert (tong in cheek) Mat’s amusement. Appears suttle humor did’nt work this time.
Regards, Max


A very specific request although, it would really be a big help to the air traffic controller.

DME is distance measuring equipment and that’s not the command you would give. DME is used for VOR, ILS, and LOC tracking. It’s not something that ATC has access to because it’s onboard the aircraft. DME is limited to line-of-sight so if there’s any obstructions around the airport (towers, mountains, etc), the DME wont give you the measurement. Not all aircraft have DME. If the controller wants us to slow down because of traffic, they tell us they want us to slow down for traffic separation and they let us know where the traffic is so that we can help maintain that separation. Please research these things if you’re going to use them in your posts. It doesn’t help people that are looking to learn when they’re seeing things that don’t make sense or aren’t realistic.