This is a tutorial for the special EGLC (London City) Airport.
Largest aircraft allowed here are A320 / B738 / E190 (In IF, yes IRL is different)
Departing ground operation
First off, no need to request for pushback. You’re already facing the taxiway and if you push, you’d push in the water or terminal.
If told to taxi to runway 27, taxi to Charlie (Shown above) hold short line and contact tower.
Request for take-off . The controller will tell you to back-taxi when they runway is cleared. When it’s busy expect the controller to back taxi 3 aircraft at one time to exit at Kilo and hold short of Mike
Please be as expeditiously as possible
If told to ‘backtaxi…contact ground on the taxiway’, exit the runway at Kilo, wait at Mike hold short line and stay on tower frequency.
Await further ATC instructions.
Once you have taken off, continue straight ahead until you are at or above 1500ft, then turn left or right, then fly to your destination
(Applicable for Runway 27)Do not continue until you are near the ILS for EGLL unless you have reached 6000ft before EGLL airspace
Arrival + Approach frequency
EGLC is a special airport with a 5.5 degree approach angle, instead of a 3.3 degree. Ensure your speed is low and your flaps are full. You just need to keep a careful watch on the glideslope.
Approach frequency: When the Approach frequency is active, Expect Visual and ILS approaches. For 09 expect an approach leading you 4-7 nm from the runway at 2000ft for a short approach to allow slow descent when flying the steep glideslope down to the runway and to avoid traffic inbound to EGLL. Eg; an initial vector - downwind vector - base vector - intercept/clearance vector.
For 27 expect a long straight in approach that will have you intercept before the cone (12nm out) around 4000-5000ft.
This replicates real life procedures. See below charts and link:
NATS | AIS - Home
Arrival ground operation
Runway 09 - The controller will either tell you to BackTaxi runway 09, contact ground when off the runway or exit runway when able and contact ground.
Backtaxi - Turn around and exit the runway as soon as possible.
Exit runway -Turn right onto Kilo, Lima or Mike (taxiways) at the end of 09 and Stay on tower frequency The controller will tell you to backtaxi when the runway is cleared.