IFATC at Home - Philadelphia, PA (KPHL) - [CLOSED]

                  IFATC at Home - Philadelphia International Airport


                                      About Me

Hi all, I am Vignesh and I am an IFATC Specialist/Tester and a huge Aviaton/Car lover! I hope to open up at KPHL airport soon for IFATC at Home!

                                     About Philadelphia

Philadelphia, colloquially Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city with a 2019 estimated population of 1,584,064.[8] Since 1854, the city has had the same geographic boundaries as Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017.[6] Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware Valley’s population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

Philadelphia is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States. William Penn, an English Quaker, founded the city in 1682 to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony.[4][11] Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at the Second Continental Congress, and the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. Several other key events occurred in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War including the First Continental Congress, the preservation of the Liberty Bell, the Battle of Germantown, and the Siege of Fort Mifflin. Philadelphia remained the nation’s largest city until being overtaken by New York City in 1790; the city was also one of the nation’s capitals during the revolution, serving as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C. was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and a railroad hub. The city grew from an influx of European immigrants, most of whom came from Ireland, Italy and Germany—the three largest reported ancestry groups in the city as of 2015.[12] In the early 20th century, Philadelphia became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration after the Civil War,[13] as well as Puerto Ricans.[14] The city’s population doubled from one million to two million people between 1890 and 1950.

The Philadelphia area’s many universities and colleges make it a top study destination, as the city has evolved into an educational and economic hub.[15][16] As of 2019, the Philadelphia metropolitan area is estimated to produce a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $490 billion.[17] Philadelphia is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania and is home to five Fortune 1000 companies. The Philadelphia skyline is expanding, with a market of almost 81,900 commercial properties in 2016,[18] including several nationally prominent skyscrapers.[19] Philadelphia has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city.[20][21] Fairmount Park, when combined with the adjacent Wissahickon Valley Park in the same watershed, is one of the largest contiguous urban park areas in the United States.[22] The city is known for its arts, culture, cuisine, and colonial history, attracting 42 million domestic tourists in 2016 who spent $6.8 billion, generating an estimated $11 billion in total economic impact in the city and surrounding four counties of Pennsylvania.[23] Philadelphia has also emerged as a biotechnology hub.

Source: Wikipedia

                          About Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport (IATA: PHL, ICAO: KPHL, FAA LID: PHL) is the primary airport serving Philadelphia. The airport serves 31.7 million passengers annually, making it the 20th busiest airport in the United States. In 2019, PHL served 33,018,886 passengers, the most in the airport’s history. The airport is located 7 miles (11 km) from the city’s downtown area and has 25 airlines that offer nearly 500 daily departures to more than 130 destinations worldwide.

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the largest airport in the state.[4] It is the fifth-largest hub for American Airlines and its primary hub for the Northeastern United States, as well as its primary European and transatlantic gateway. Additionally, the airport is a regional cargo hub for UPS Airlines and a focus city for the ultra low-cost airline Frontier Airlines.

The airport has service to cities in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. As of summer 2019, there are flights from the airport to 140 destinations, 102 domestic and 38 international. Most of the airport property is in Philadelphia proper. The international terminal and the western end of the airfield are in Tinicum Township, Delaware County. PHL covers 2,302 acres (932 ha) and has 4 runways.

Philadelphia International Airport is important to Philadelphia, its metropolitan region and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth’s Aviation Bureau reported in its Pennsylvania Air Service Monitor that the total economic impact made by the state’s airports in 2004 was $22 billion. In 2017 PHL commissioned a new economic impact report. The report found PHL alone accounted for $15.4 billion in activity with over 96,000 direct and indirect jobs with $5.4 Billion in total earnings.[5] In 2018, the airport was ranked by J.D. Power as one of the “worst large airports in the U.S.”

                         Airlines and Terminals/ Route Map
Terminal A

Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Iceland Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways

Terminal B

American Airlines

Terminal C

American Airlines

Terminal D

Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America

Terminal E

American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines

Terminal F

American Airlines


                                     Runway Map

                                  Times I will be open

Will be open as much as possible :)! But most likely anytime between these times!
July 19, 2020 6:00 PMJuly 20, 2020 3:59 AM


My hometown airport! Will definitely stop by sometime


Nice to see my home airport represented.


I will make sure to stop by! :)


Thanks hope to see u guys there!


I love Philadelphia. Hopefully someone can fly from Philadelphia to my home IFATC Jacksonville


Thanks so much!

Along with me, @Bryan4558 will also open up at KPHL as well!


Reminder all: will be open tomorrow anytime between :2020-07-19T18:00:00Z2020-07-20T03:59:00Z

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Currently 15 minutes out @Vignesh_S 😄

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Sorry man… was busy at the time, so did not open… but opening now

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OPEN Now!!

CLOSED now… hope to open up in an hour again :)

OPEN again!!

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Lol i dont know why the transition button is not showing up @RoBroStar

There we go… now it came up! Thats why i said ask intentions again . . thanks for coming!

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No problem about the transition button issue!

And also, whoops, sorry about some how forgetting to contact ground freq. lol. I was distracted by trying to steer my C172. Thx for the ATC services tonight!

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No problem!

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