Just departed KSEA for EGCC contacted departure after take off and got this what does this mean?
Hey! I was your controller. When did you receive this message? Your image isn’t showing.
I apologise I sent another link I’m just confused that’s all!
I am not an expert, but is requesting flight following the same as checking in and radar contact? I am not sure because I am only 50% sure. I read this in another thread.
Edit: Thank you, now I am 100% sure!
Yeah, it is lol. Checking in and the controller saying radar contact means you can follow your FPL unless instructed to do so otherwise later on
Right so when I first contact departure no need to check in never had this message before was curious thanks tho
If you’re handed off by tower to departure, you can just check in and go about your merry day. You don’t need to request FF. Here’s something Tyler put together a while back that may be of help!
When you contact departure or Center, you check in if you have a flight plan. You request flight following if you don’t.
On approach, only check in if you wish to follow your flight plan
You are the controller tomthetank. I said with you. Then I say request flight following. Is a different message. Why you tell me to avoid sending duplicate messages?
For departures, check in and flight following are basically the same thing. When a controller responds radar contact, you can follow your flight plan unless they tell you to do so otherwise! Granted, I don’t know what exactly occurred between you and Tom, so it’s best you PM him for further discussion, but this is what I am able to tell you based on what I’ve read from your post.
oh look now he telling everyone to stop sending duplicate messages
Please avoid commenting on topics like this if you are not the controller. It only creates speculation and confusion.
I’ll offer more clarity once I’m done controlling. Thanks!
There is no reason to check in followed by a request. Simply request what you need. Why send two when I
One would work.
That has happened to me but I think it is that I am panicking that some Aircraft is entering my runway
Hey should I only send one message and what happens if that aircraft entered the runway with out your permission cause that has happened to me recently
I have a topic how to deal with this
It is not formatting lol
Thanks for doing top job sir and sorry for causing havoc I was confused that’s all but I understand there basically the same thing… my bad
That’s okay, asking questions is the best way to learn :)
Check in and flight following serve the same purpose — once you’ve checked in, you’re cleared to follow your flight plan and climb to cruise. More messages cause clutter for ATC.
Just check in, we’ll move you if needed, and off you go.