When flying into an airport, you can ask for an ILS/GPS approach, visual approach, flight following, or radar vectors. But do you know why you recieve the instructions you receive? Here is a simple table to explain what IFATC controllers are trained to respond with:
|Approach Type||Pattern Entry||Sequencing||Clearance|
|Radar Vectors||Yes||If Req||Yes|
|Flight Following||Yes||If Req||Yes|
If the airport is busy then it is highly recommended that you ask for an ILS/GPS approach as to lighten the approach controllers’ workload.
Maybe fly an approach you’ve never tried and listen for how ATC responds. If you receive a check help or please follow instructions feel free to ask why below!
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- Aircraft and Livery: Any
- Arrival Airport: Any
- Event Begins: 0600Z, 7 January, 2018
- Event Ends: 0600Z, 13 January, 2018
- Server: Expert
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