As you’ve heard/read, the new ATC written test is in place. To have a really good chance at passing it, you MUST know how to properly sequence your aircraft. I know, this has been covered many times, but I’m reposting because we are still testing people that are missing it. If you can’t sequence, you won’t pass. Here are some tips:
- Sequencing commands are combined with clearances (number 1, 2, 3, etc), but that’s not only what is expected
- When you have more than one aircraft in the pattern, you must sequence well before you give a clearance (see diagram)
- Your clearance for pattern traffic should be on the aircraft’s downwind leg, or as they’re turning base. NOT as they’re on final.
- Sequencing is found in the ATC menu (for now) under Pattern Instructions (it’s pretty far down on the list, so keep scrolling if you’re on a small device).