I really like playing as ATC, but I want to make my experience more realistic.
How do I get better at ATC without being on the expert server?
Sometimes I like controlling at KJFK because of the medium traffic, but I don’t know which altitude to vector aircraft. I don’t have time to do each calculation to figure which altitude they should be at.
I’d recommend watching some of the ATC tutorials on the official IFATC YouTube channel! I know you don’t want to become IFATC, but these can definitely help you out to have a more realistic experience.
@KindaAngrySliceOfPie. MaxSez: The IF Tutorials an Vid’s Do a good introductory job. I’d suggest you look to the inter active App “ATC 4Real”.
The 4 Real App and a whole ATC Series by AirPort can be found at the Apple App Store. I use 4 Real as a refresher and the individual Air field ATC App’s as a Fam… Good Luck! Hope the IFATC Recruiters note your due diligence and enthusiasm. Regards
Wouold also recomend to @KindaAngrySliceOfPie that before you start a controlling session that you review the SID and STAR charts for the airport so that you can plan out your arrivals and departures accordingly. Any pilot worth their salt will ahve also done the same as part of their flight planning so should be following the simular routing in and outbound which will make both of your jobs easier!
@KindaAngrySliceOfPie, I suggest gathering feedback by pilots, by making yourself an ATC Tracking thread, and to see what needs improved upon as a start, you can message me further on Embark Slack, but I will be training tonight on the last thing I need to potentially pass my IFATC test. Once gathered your feedback, message one of the IFATC Trainers to get the required training ATC Training Team