IFATC At Home!
Hey everyone, I hope you all are having a great day. I’m here to introduce you to the airport I will be controlling this Sunday, Indianapolis International (KIND.) Although I no longer live around here, it’ll always be my “Home Airport.” Indianapolis is known as the “Crossroads of America,” and I think that’s a good term to describe how this airport will be used on Sunday. For some general information about the airport, you can view this wikipedia page, or better yet view their website (It’s definitely well made.)
What KIND of flights can you do?
Get it, KIND like the ICAO code
Traditionally during past IFATC at home days, the United States has seen a multitude of airports open on the coasts, every time airports such as JFK, ATL, IAD, LAX, SAN, etc… are staffed throughout the day. KIND is situated perfectly in the Midwest so that you can reach many of the airports on the east coast within 2 hours, even less depending on the winds. Want to fly from coast to coast, why not take a quick stopover here? After all, KIND has consistently been rated one of the best airports in America!
Private Jets/ GA
So now that you’ve been convinced to come by Indianapolis, what can you expect when you arrive at the gate or are inbound?
|Aircraft||Departure/ Landing Runways|
|Commercial, (Concourse A or B)||Runways 5L/23R & 5R/23L|
|Cargo (You have over 75 gates to choose from)||Runway 5R/23L Some landings may occur or 14/32|
|Private Jet/ GA||Runway 5L/23R & 5R/23L & 14/32 for landing,14/32 & 5L/23R for takeoffs|
Departure/ Arrival Procedures:
In Infinite Flight, Indianapolis International only shows one departure procedure, DAWNN1. It’s a good departure if you’re flying south, so maybe to CLT, ATL, or to Florida. However, you might not want to fly all the way down to Kentucky then head back north if you’re flying to New York for say. So you can check out Flight Aware, they have a pretty good database of procedures. If you don’t want to input a SID by hand, you may “borrow” from some of the other surrounding airports. KEYE, KHFY, KUMP, and really any other airport by KIND has all of the correct departure procedures. Not sure why KIND doesn’t have them but whatever.
You can also expect all Approach procedures to be in use, so choose whichever one fits you best!
So when will KIND be open?
I plan to control KIND really towards the beginning of the day, so from around
2020-06-21T15:00:00Z → 2020-06-21T16:00:00Z
Thanks for taking the time to read through this thread, and I hope to see you this Sunday.