So, I’ve been searching through the forums for a good tutorial for ATC. Most only cover one POV(Point of View). I’d like a tutorial that addresses the proper sequencing of speech. For example, When to call inbound and what the ATC will respond, When to switch frequencies and everything in between. If such a post exists, please direct me to it! Thanks, Rob.
Hey Robert …
I think that you should watch the IFATC Channel as they point out a lot of stuff people want to know about … If this didn’t fix your problems then others could help you out :)
Doesn’t exist and probably won’t the best ATC tutorials are those done by Tyler Shelton.
Flying a pattern:
Contacting radar frequencies:
More landing clearances:
Hope this helps a little bit at least :)
I’ve seen them, and while they are good, they don’t include the back and forth interaction between the tower and pilot. I want a sort of step by step guide, basically, Pilot requests “Whatever”, Tower responds with “Whatever”. I don’t know if I’m being clear but thanks for the help.
Situation will almost always be different, sometimes you get sequenced, sometimes not. Sometimes you enter base, sometimes downwind, sometimes approach guides you, sometimes not, just read and you’ll learn.
Yep I understand what you mean. When I was starting out I needed the same thing! Learnt mainly " on the job " both by having a go as both a pilot and also as ATC as well as reading the tutorials and own research.
One option for a new person would be to go to a towered airport and sit at a gate listening to the different ATC conversations
I know this is an old topic but since I joined playground in May, I have been looking for something like this (from the pilot’s view) that would help me as a pilot. Right now my learning is done through trial and error. Even knowing something as simple as when to change frequencies would help. This is not a criticism, this is a desire learn.