How do you think live ATC will function after global flight is implemented? There might be less people flying in the same general area, which means less activity for ATC’s. Let your opinion be heard!
Good point, because I think that when aircraft are going across (for example) the Atlantic ocean, they are on no ATC frequency while going across the ocean
I think there will be more people operating on “centers” so they can guide aircraft over a larger area.
Let’s say you were flying as Speedbird 1, when you take-off from London City, Tower (If online, if not just change frequency yourself) will ask you to change frequency, you would change to Departure (If online) or just any Unicom. When approaching Shannon you contact Approach (If online) or just wait until you can contact Tower (If online) or just Shannon Unicom. When leaving Shannon, Tower (If online, if not just change frequency yourself) will ask you to change frequency, you would change to Departure (If online) or just any Unicom. When approaching JFK, you contact Approach (If online) or just wait until you can contact Tower (If online) or just Shannon Unicom.
One of the reasons global flight isn’t possible, we have like 50 active controllers and we cant get them to work all at one time. Therefore, very marginal ATC stations would be active. (Esp. during dry hours like 0600Z to 1200Z)
But I mean if say you were flying from LHR to JFK, once you are out of range of LHR departure you might contact Dublin Center
Yeah you’re right
It might be a similar system compared to VATSIM. If no active controllers are available, tune to the standard advisory frequency: 122.8
That would be a really nice feature
I think ATC will operate large airports like KJFK, EGLL, LFPG, EHAM, WSSS, etc. Places where people are more likely to begin their flights
Very true, also very realistic since people would most likely fly out of bigger airports like those
If global flight is implemented, people will be doing trains-Atlantic/Pacific flights the most, so airports along or near the coast of the oceans will the most active.
The airplanes will flock to wherever the ATC Is. Let me open up somewhere and I will show you what I mean.
Yes but alot of people say they don’t want to do 5+ hour long flights…
This is something I’ve also thought about, I’m sure people will just use Unicom, or there could be an automated system that sends flights in the direction they need to go when there isn’t any one in ATC (dealing with transitions)
Yeah, and no matter if there is ATC, or Unicom, people will still fly.
Here’s the thing: with the regions in IF right now, when ATC opens up, they open up the largest and most active airports. (KTPA and KMIA) These two airports are where most traffic will originate from, however, when global flights come, there will no longer be ATC that are active in the same area. They are more likely to be active in major hub airports where people could perform longer flights (6+ hours)
I think I saw this posted somewhere else, but people probably won’t do trans-Atlantic or trans-pacific flights. I can’t imagine having my phone show me sky & clouds for several hours and I can’t do anything because it takes so long to cross oceans. A flight like KJFK to KIAH is probably the longest I’d do before ripping my brains out.
Yeah, larger airports mean more incoming flights
I could easily do a 2-3 hour flight maybe with a concorde…