I have noticed many pilots on the training server, whilst under my control as approach, request Radar Vectors to their destination airport, rather than requesting an approach. I know that they are intending to land, so wouldn’t requesting an approach be the correct thing to do?
So is this simply the wrong usage of the Radar Vectors command, or is there something I am missing?
If an aircraft requests radar vectors, the controller will issue headings and altitudes to set the aircraft in a traffic pattern sequence before handing off to tower/unicom. If an aircraft requests radar vectors, they aren’t supposed to be cleared for ILS/GPS. This tutorial may also be helpful: