Atc requesting you to do not exceed ###kts

I want to ask you a thing. When you are flying and there are planes behind you why the ATC doesn’t tell you to reduce your speed to certain knots and instead they say to you to do not exceed ###knots?

I believe you are talking about Approach not ATC and they do this so you don’t have to maintain a specific speed. Instead this lets you have a little more freedom while you are controlling your approach speed.

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No that means also that you can have lower speed.


This gives the pilot some freedom to adjust their speed within an ATC set limit. Many times this means approach wants you to maintain below a certain speed to allow for more accurate turns to final or to separate with an arrival or departing aircraft ahead.


Oh ok thanks alot Tyler and btw nice videos!

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