A reminder if you contact approach at an airport. All info here is in training material, I am referencing some quick points to make your experience as positive as possible.
To begin, call in 50 or more nm from an airport at or below 18000 feet msl. If you do not, you may be asked to hold someplace to descend to where we need you.
Please add “50nm” to your descent profile to descending to 18000, 12000, or 11000 so that you’ll be at the right altitude for approach to vector you in. If you don’t you may get a hold location so that you can descend at that location and once at the appropriate altitude vectored in for landing.
Do not take off from an airport that is less than 25nm from the airport you are landing at. If you do you will likely be denied. Do not ask for entry again, you will be in danger of being reported for spamming.
Do not ask for landing at the same airport you just took off from if no patterns is active. You will definately be denied entry. Do not ask for entry again, you will be in danger of being reported for spamming.
On downwind, fly at 210kts speed and when on base fly at 180kts. If you can of course.
When asking for flight following you do not need to ask for an altitude.
If you have a go around requirement from tower, announce missed approach when you contact approach again so we can prioritize you accordingly.
Finally, please follow all instructions given and be patient, where you are vectored is so that we can insert you into the sequence. When is a good time to call, if you were 30nm from the airport and then vectored away and you reach 50nm, a reminder would be understood. Use the with you option and we will respond accordingly.
We want to get you in and will work hard to do so quickly and safely, please be patient. Just as we are with you, please be the same with us.
Have fun and happy flying everyone,