I’ve recently stumbled upon some very early screenshots of me controlling approach on the Advanced Server back in early 2016 (maybe even late 2015, not too sure). I want to share these with you to show how controlling approach was back then and how it is now and perhaps for some to get a tiny bit nostalgic ;).
The first two screenshots are of me controlling approach at Birmingham in the London region. Back then, the amount of traffic shown would’ve been considered as ‘a lot’, but for today’s standards, it is the norm. Unfortunately, these two are the only screenshots I have of me controlling approach; the others from that time are long gone. Does anyone see themselves in these old screenshots?
This screenshot was taken not too long ago controlling LEPA on Expert. The STARs into this airport look beautiful, especially seeing two lines of traffic going to parallel runways ‘merging’ together.
This one is from controlling the hectic NTAA also not too long ago. STARs into this airport with this amount of traffic were deemed pretty useless, so I had to vector aircraft manually for their requested approach. Center also played a crucial role in putting aircraft into holds to allow the Tower controller to get departures out as quickly as possible.
I hope you enjoyed the screenshots! It’s very nice to see how far the simulator has come since the first screenshot. I can’t wait to see what’s next in the pipeline.