Guess what… another ATC timelapse! I have been doing these a lot, but I find them really fun to make and it’s fun to give a run down of my sessions and show you the beautiful flow that I aim for when controlling. And with that said, let’s run down the session!
I decided to hop on ground since no one was taking it at the time, and I’m glad I did because there was a perfect amount of traffic where I could easily handle it, and like yesterday’s Paris Ground Session, I decided to progressive taxi everyone to one entry to the runway, contrary to having many intersection departures which can become too much for the tower controller, and it also reduces the amount of incursions and giveways that I’d need to handle, so win-win!
Some controllers may not agree with this strategy because the discussion of whether the tower controller should even be controlling if they can’t handle intersection departures, and the discussion of, “Is it too much to handle when progressive taxiing 10+ aircraft,” pops up.
In conclusion, I’ve really been liking this strategy of getting everyone to one spot, and creating a smooth flow, with one nice line, rather than a stressful nightmare of departure sequencing, and it’s been really satisfying to see in these timelapses, and I think almost everyone can agree on that.
ATL Tower Controllers :
I appreciate you guys, thanks for the awesome tower work 😉, also a big thanks to @Varunsehdev for taking over ground once I decided to close up, nice work today guys!
In other news… with that session, I hit 20,000 ATC operations 🎉! What a journey it’s been, tagging frequencies with friends, servicing countless hubs, and moving through the ranks of IFATC like nothing, really has been a treat, thanks to all of those that helped me reach this accomplish this goal, and here is to many more sessions 🍻!