If he’s asking about switching to tower 30 minutes away from the airport, I’m pretty sure it should be much later than that. @Justin0623
Oh then yeah you shouldn’t be switched 30 minutes away from the airport.
Didnt even know it was possible to be switched 30 minutes prior to the airport
Well now you gave a realistic reply?
Usually on appr u keep em till like 10-15nm correct me if I’m wrong
I didn’t mean to offend you… I only just now understood what you had said. Sorry.
If you have any specific questions regarding this topic PM one of the IFATC trainers @Joseph_S_Mcneer, they’ll be glad to help you.
I don’t know if you were vectoring a departure or arrival so you’re question can’t be answered fully without more information, so we have no clue whether or not you changed their frequency at the correct time. :)
They were 5 miles out @ 2000 ft.
I think we can close this now that he will probably take a look at that
Sorry if anything I said came across rude to you @Joseph_S_Mcneer .
Yes, 5 miles out is fine. Maybe a little farther out like 10nm is good too.
Hold up, were you the ATC or the pilot?
Like racer said, 10-15nm, usually right before or just as they’re entering the airspace is a good time to switch them. Make sure you clear them for the approach first. Have a good day!
Edit: This is assuming you were the atc
5nm is a little late , try to aim for somewhere around 10
U can DM an IFATC trainer If u don’t understand or if u have questions
Wish u luck in the controller tower :)
Approach… Why can’t people read the post from beginning?
Joseph, we did, although we didn’t quite understand what you were saying. No need to spark an argument here :]
This is a matter that should be closed now
Maybe I should say approach controlling, Sorry!!
So yes, 10-15 nm is the time to switch the plane to Tower like Destroyer said.
Try not to let them leave the frequency beforehand.
If they do leave, you can try to get them back on, or you can just leave it.
Be prepared to have pilots who don’t listen to the instructions! Training Server can be nasty at times :)
Good luck controller!
As always, feel free to contact an IFATC trainer or member for help!
Stalling for a moderator to close this… lol jk