Being controlling on Expert for some time now, I feel addition of certain ATC commands will ease the work load of controller. Please put in your valuable advise and votes.
Tower “Behind the aircraft on final, Line up and wait behind the aircraft on final”
This command is used to expedite departure in busy hours as tower can say in advance for aircraft to line up behind and tower can concentrate on other aircraft inbound. not having to concentrate on when the aircraft has passed the intersection. I know many would argue that pilot will misread the command and line up instantaneously but there is no hardcore aviation term involved in this command. will expect pilots to understand the command as ATC has made sure to mention "Behind the Aircraft on final twice.
Tower “Departure Ahead”
While listening to many active ATC I heard ATC mentions the aircaft on final that there is a departure ahead of you so maintain seperation and speed accordingly. as I have seen many go around because of this. so when we say an aircraft holding short to line up behind we tell the Aircraft no. 2 in sequence departure ahead of you.
Tower “Too high” and " descend and make 360 until down to (altitude)
This is self explanatory. At present tower use descend to pattern altitude and maintain slowest practical speed once they know aircraft is too high. but most of the time they don’t make it and make random 360 right in the nose of ILS cone. with this command we can control that.
Ground “Hold short on next taxiway intersection.”
This command will save many hours not concentrating on taxiways for aircraft separation. in real life it used as for eg. "taxi via November kilo alpha hold short of juliet. since we don’t have airport chart we can use this when we know there might be a conflict.
Ground “Turn left/right, Go straight”
As said we don’t have airport map. so we have no control of what rote aircraft takes to runway. these command will give us some control over it.
Ground “Taxing too fast”
At present we don’t have this. do not cut in line or maintain safe distance don’t serve purpose on many occasion.
Ground “Going in wrong direction”
Many times it would be helpful to let pilots know they are taxing in wrong direction.
Thanks for reading my post. do consider vote if you too feel the need. also I know many of you will not want all the commands but some. please choose bellow.
- Tower Line up behind
- Tower Departure ahead
- Tower Too high / 360 descending to (altitude)
- Ground Hold short of taxiway intersection
- Ground Turn commands on taxiway
- Ground Taxiing too fast
- Ground Going in wrong direction