How do I become an ATC for playground?

I get that for the advanced you need to take a test, but what are the requirements to be an ATC on playground?

I do not think there are any requirements. It is a practice server! Just control away!

Playground is an ATC training ground, so you shouldn’t need a whole lot of requirements. But you MUST know the meaning of each command and how to properly use them.

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But every time I try to join it just says I’m an observer and I can’t do anything

That is probably because someone else has loaded up there at the same time…

Try opening KVCV right now

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You need to select a frequency first in the airport selection page.

That’s the cause:

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There are no requirements to control On the playground because people can learn how to control! :)

Can you elaborate? I’m having the same issue.

You tap on “air traffic control” from the main menu. Then you need to select the airport at which you wish to control. After selecting the airport, you must select the frequency that you wish to open (eg. ground, tower, approach). Then tap on “fly” and you will be loaded in as a controller, rather than a pilot.

Thanks for the reply. The problem I’m having is after I have selected the server(atc playground),it won’t let me select an airport.It shows all the available airports in live and when I hit any of them,it changes to brown from white,but when I hit the fly button,it doesn’t go to that airport.

Figured it out.Reread your post. Thanks.

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@FlameATC… Want to listen in & learn only. Fly in to your airport of choice and park. Turn off your lights. Select the tower Freq from the comm menu sit and listen. I do it all the time. Watching activities on an active PG “B” class airport is the best show in town. I get plenty of chuckles just watching and listening. It’s a laugh a minute.
Max Sends

(Do the same on the Advanced. You’ll be able to pick out the professional controller immediately if you go from B to B)

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☝️best advice yet

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Glad I could help.

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I was just thinking the other day that it would be fun to tune in to Advanced ATC, didn’t think of this simplest of solutions. Thanks Max.

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Well, it worked until the Tower controller got on me for not being tuned to Ground…so much for my “ListenIn” callsign :-)

Just message us prior and let us know that’s what you’d like to do on advanced ;)

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