Do you have questions about ATC in Infinite Flight? Ask them below! I or another IFATC member will be happy to answer your questions. Once they have been answered, both the question an answer will be posted here for future reference, and for people to see before posting.
If you aren’t comfortable asking a question, you can always send me a PM, or head over to the official IFATC Manual linked here!
Do I clear an aircraft to land if they report full stop in the pattern?
A: If you haven’t cleared the aircraft for the option, you may clear them to land. If you already did, you can just respond with “roger”.
How do I check the size of the biggest plane allowed to operate at the airport?
A: So, you can check the gate sizes on IFATC.org . However, we also mainly take into account taxiway size. If the plane can fit on the given taxiways, then Generally, it’ll be allowed.
You can also use your best judgment when it comes to this.
What do I do if an aircraft request a departure to one direction but departs to another?
A: That’s fine. Just give them a frequency change and move on.
What pattern entry command do I give to an aircraft that is slightly aligned with the approach cone?
A: You can give them an “enter straight in” command. Always give them pattern a entry if you do not have approach. If you have approach, you would only give pattern entry if its a Radar Vector approach and the controller hands them off to you.
Do I have to clear an aircraft for the option every time they do a touch and go?
A: Yes, every pattern requires a clearance.
How do I control patterns at airports with intersecting runways?
A: With intersecting runway patterns, just use a combination of extend upwind and turn base to ensure proper separation of the aircraft.
What does left or right traffic look like in the pattern?
A: If you are on left traffic the airport will always be on your left hand side and you will make left turns when you remain in the pattern, and the same goes for right traffic.