Atc Number 1

I’m Sydney tower and When I am landing someone it says Clear to land Number 1 for example. Or number 2 or 3 and so on. What does that mean?

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Clearing someone for another number instead of clearing them as number 1 simply means they are number 2 for example to land on that runway at that time and someone else is in front of them to land. The number basically tells their current position to land with how many people in front of them that are landing before them.

For example: Delta 817 number 3 cleared to land runway 24R.
Explanation: this means 2 others are going to land before Delta 817 and that they are number 3 for that runway to land.

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Your 1 st in line or 2nd or 3rd that’s what it means.

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This means that you’re first, second or third in landing queue

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thank you, I understand now

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