Yesterday ( on FNF to be exact) I did a flight from Lisbon to Madrid as normal, but when the approach controller handed me off to Madrid Tower I was still nowhere near the ILS ‘feather’ but I still contacted tower and I gave the “inbound for landing” message(like in the screenshot below) but instead of responding for example:”Number X,clear to land runway XX” he responded saying:Contact Madrid Appraoch on [frequency]. So I followed ATC’s commands and contacted approach once again. I decided to not say anything to tower and just wait till I’m a bit closer to the runway, but then tower said:”Check ATC tutorials on the forum for using ATC instructions” (or something like that) and then told me to: “descend and maintain 4500feet” which he/she also told me to do earlier on but I didn’t as I was already under the glide slope but this time, to avoid get ghosted,I descended. After that I contacted tower and landed safely.
My question is:
What are you meant to do when Approach tells you to contact tower but then tower tells you to contact Approach?
Also I don’t know who was the controller but they were controlling at about 11:00Z to 01:00Z
Should this be in General? Or ATC possibly? If so, feel free to change, if your a regular or above of course!