How to get started on ATC


I want to learn on how to become a good ATC. I’ve watched the ATC tutorial place list, and I was messing around on KLAX Tower and it went pretty good, although approach wasn’t that great,

Do you have any tips?

If you just want to start with it, pick any low traffic airport and open tower and ground. Stay away from the crowded ones.
You can open an ATC tracking thread.
I would suggest to get in touch with @Trio and his Education group. They will prepare you very well for the IFATC testing.


I’m glad that you enjoyed your time controlling on the training server. There are trainers available if you are interested in sharpening your skills for the expert server.

Adding onto what @Lars said here is some more info about ATC tracking threads:

ATC Tracking Threads

We allow for tracking threads for your ATC training to be published. Please refrain from doing these unless you are in the process of joining the official IFATC team to control the expert server. When not active, please add [CLOSED] or [OFFLINE] to your title. This is the same for all topics in the category.

For tutorials on ATC, please go to the #tutorials:atccategory

Here is also an example of an ATC tracking thread if you would like to take a look:

Okay, I’ll start with small airports, and I’ll apply for IFATC.

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I might be controlling today at MSP, 18:00 ZULU time no guarantee

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Controlling ground at EGLL on TS1 you can say hello!

Or You can join ATCEG as another idea and get feedback on your ATC work

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