A Guide To Creating An ATC Tracking Thread
Hello everyone today I will be going over how to make a ATC tracking thread because recently more people have been posting in the improper format.
A proper title has many things your name, what it is and what airport you are open or closed at the Tracking thread below is a good example.
2. What airport?
Once you have your title sorted you have to decide what airport you are going to service for this session good airports are ones with 2 parallel runways like GCLP or KPSP. Something else NOT to do is open at a airport that constantly has traffic like KLAX or EGLL.
3. What frequency’s?
It is advisable to be opening the Tower and Ground frequency’s as that is what you will be tested on upon joining IFATC.
4.What should I be tested on?
If you know a particular thing you know you struggle on you should ask to be tested on that some good things to be tested on are Pattern Work, Runway Changes, Transitions, and departures and coming back into the pattern.
5. Don’t be afraid
If someone says you didn’t do something correctly or asks you to watch videos do not worry and just quit everyone starts somewhere and that is why it is called the Training server You are learning no one expects you to be perfect just keep going!
6. After The Session
Many people have been opening up a whole different thread every time they open this is Not what to do when you open again announce it on the same thread and change your title as stated in the first point.
7. What if I can’t edit my thread anymore?
So something that happens after 60 days is you can’t edit your thread anymore if you still want to keep controlling just ask a mod to close your thread and make a new one with steps 1-4!
ALTITUDE The vertical distance from a given level (sea level) to an aircraft in flight.
Base In airport traffic patterns, a pattern leg at right angles to the landing runway. Base leg connects the downwind leg to the extended runway centerline.
The identification that ATC and a pilot use for a particular flight or aircraft. Call signs are generally a combination of the aircraft type or manufacturer and the aircraft registration for civilian planes, a combination of the airline and flight number for airline flights, and a combination of branch of service and flight number for military flights. Call signs should always be included in any communication with ATC to avoid confusion about who’s talking.
In airport traffic patterns, a pattern leg at right angles to the landing runway off the departure end.
The direction the wind is blowing. In airport traffic patterns, downwind refers to the pattern leg flown parallel to the runway in the direction the wind is blowing (opposite to the direction of landing).
In airport traffic patterns, the pattern leg directly along the extended runway centerline.
A landing that includes a complete stop on the runway, or when the aircraft leaves the runway on the ground before taxiing back for another takeoff.
Ground control directs aircraft traffic between parking and the runway.
When a ground or tower controller wants an aircraft to stop at a certain location while taxiing, the controller will tell the pilot to “hold short.” This is usually in reference to a runway. The entire instruction is, “Hold short of runway X,” where X is the runway number.
Missed Approach missed approach
Declaration by a pilot on an instrument approach that he has reached the point designated as a missed approach point without seeing the runway or airport lighting. Declaring a missed approach also signals the pilot’s intent to execute the published missed approach procedure.
Progressive directions from a ground controller to a pilot to assist the pilot in navigating between parking and the runway.
The act of being pushed back from an airport terminal gate. This is usually done by hooking a small tug to the nose wheel of a large aircraft and pushing it backwards into the taxi lane.
Touch and go
A landing during which the pilot doesn’t let the aircraft come to a complete stop before applying power and taking off again. This is often done to practice takeoffs and landings. Also known as closed traffic.
To cross through controlled airspace. In Infinite Flight, you can request clearance from ATC to transition through controlled airspace. The ATC menu includes requests for transitions when you are heading toward airspace for which a transition is appropriate.
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