Do you practice? Just asking!

Hello infinite flight community! I am rather new here and have really enjoyed the first couple of weeks here, great community! Good feedback, and very helpful in understanding how infinite flight works!
And being this is a very realistic simulator, I have chosen to take the approach of nailing procedures to the best of my ability’s, as should every pilot if you think about it! So, with that being stated, how often do you practice your proficiency in certain airframes? Touch and go’s? Is your pattern work second nature? Do you challenge yourself? Are you always striving to be best? …. What can I do to sharpen my skills? Please by all means I am not calling anyone out for any reason! I was just pondering something to add to this community that would be beneficial to all!! If there is something you do that helps you remember certain tasks while flying, little helpful hints that others could benefit from, feel free to add in the comments below, and hopefully help many people in the future to have as good an experience as most of us I am assuming are already having! Thanks again Infinite Flight for a really fun thing!

Also, let me put this in as a p.s…..  it does not have to solely and specifically touch and go’s,  this really encompasses all aspects of all of your flight career,  everything involving the infinite flight experience…
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It’s always good to practice, to be honest touch and goes and pattern work is a really helpful tool in understanding many things:

-ATC proficiency
-Aircraft handling
-Procedures

For me touch and goes are really helpful for practice, for me when a plane I haven’t flown in a while (I’m going to use it), I like to do some patterns in that aircraft (for handling and to explore overall feel of the aircraft) :)

Hope this helped

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As an IFATC member, proficiency is definitely mandatory so I’m always staffing events posted in #live:events and servicing airports to maintain it.

Yes, pattern work isn’t hard at all once you learn the basics of it. We always try to allow pattern work wherever we can if visibility, terrain and traffic levels permit.

I do love to challenge myself as I am in radar training to operate Approach, Departure and Center frequencies. I do this by trying to make tighter spacing to allow for more landings in a shorter period of time. As for striving to be the best, nobody is perfect, however we all try to maintain our best posture and professionalism if that’s what’s your asking.

Please do note these are my personal opinions and this could vary by controller.

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Awesome feedback! i look forward to flying into your airspace! Good controllers are priceless! I myself do prefer flying into controlled airspace over Unicom, case in point i landed at Gan International VRMG the other night at the same time an Emirates flight was inbound… we had to pay close attention to each other, all worked itself out, but would have preferred having assigned positioning… So, till we meet Champ! Rock on!

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Just make sure you do it in the casual server ;)

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Pattern work is allowed on the expert server, you can fly VFR in the expert sever. As long as you can do everything within the rules there’s is endless things you can do on the expert sever @Infiniteflightpro062 :)

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True that, I believe it also depends who the ATIS and tower is

Yes, but unless it says no pattern work allowed on either the NOTAMS or ATIS and (of course your own judgment, including visibility and terrain ect) pattern work is allowed :)

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Thanks for clearing it up :))

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You’re welcome! I’m just glad I saw your post and was able to give you a proper response. If you have any questions at all, my PM’s are open.

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I only do pattern work at uncontrolled airfields, it clutters the channel for atc, gotcha! ;)

And btw, Haribo is my fav gummies! Omg they are so good!!

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It really depends, if it doesn’t say no pattern work, there’s nothing wrong with remaining in the pattern in an ATC controlled airspace. Don’t forget we are providing a service of ATC, you can request what you want to do :)

(Unless it’s something like radar vectors all the way across the Atlantic Ocean)

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I’ve really got to practice pattern approach into airports. Will probably do a pattern into the next airport I fly to.

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Not entirely true. If pattern work is allowed in the ATIS, that means the controller(s) are accepting pattern work and can handle it. If traffic levels are high or the visibility is below the VMC as highlighted in the User Guide | 3.4 then you’ll see it being disallowed in the ATIS.

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I do some practice, in the form of keeping things as real-world as I can

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Ask @Dr3ambigg3r about touch and go’s 😐

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I do not practice flight that often, but I always love practicing my ATC skills. There is always more to learn. I find that feedback from pilots for a negative ATC experience or even providing feedback on tracking threads helps my skills

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To be honest, IFR flying is probably easier in this sim than VFR, due to visual limitations. In my experience eyeballing runways and visual ground references is far easier in a real plane than with the sim.

So for that reason you’ll see that most inexperienced users here start out with complex IFR flight plans and ILS approaches before they can fly a visual pattern, or manually control a plane to a landing. I’m guilty of this as well because GA VFR is not easy on a mobile device, IMO.

The best support we have to help with visual manouvering around airports is the mini map, which can be used to help with headings around a circuit. So you could practice using the mini map to turn and head correctly for each circuit leg, if you find its hard to scan and eyeball your position easily.

I sometimes practice circuits in a jet and intercepting the ILS, thats something that can go wrong, so needs to be kept well honed!

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Absolutely! You gotta be able to take the good and the bad! If I do something wrong I would hope someone would say something, especially if I truly did not know! As to not repeat my mistake!

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