Hello, I am Henrick from Hong Kong and I am 14. This is my first created topic in the IFC, as I don’t even have TL1.
1 hour ago I was landing at Kai Tak Runway 13 in the Expert Server. All things looked good, except for the ATC instructions.
This is a normal approach chart of Kai Tak. As you can see, planes are required to fly heading 080 when they reach Sha Lo Wan 沙螺灣 near to Chek Lap Kok 赤鱲角. Planes continue to fly to the east until reaching the inner marker and seeing the checker board which is located on Checker Hill 格仔山. Then planes fly towards the VOR and line up with runway 13.
But in this case, the Expert ATC guides me to a long final, not a short one. That means I will crash into hills before reaching the airport. In the photo, you can see the ATC guiding me to the tip of the ILS. (By the way this will not happen if Kai Tak has IGS)
From this photo, I was not told by the ATC to line up with the ILS on time, so I overshot the localiser. I steered the plane back on the localiser, but as you can see, I was too high from the glideslope even though I am way too near to the mountains. You can also see that the airport is behind some mountains, which is the Lion Hill 獅子山. Of course at last, I landed in Kai Tak with a very unusual and weird way.
My question is: IFATCs Are well trained and examined. But do they read approach charts before controlling an airport that requires visual approaches? I always think that IFATCs make my landing procedures easier, but this time the ATC has made a very complicated problem. It brought difficulties to pilots. There are other airports like Paro VQPR that pilots need visual guidance to the airport. If this controller is the Expert controller who is controlling Paro during the ‘worlds hardest approaches’ Event, what will happen? The answer is obvious: planes will keep on crashing into transparent mountains or executing missed approaches.
This is a very serious ATC problem in Infinite Flight, and I am looking forward to seeing appropriate replies from the IFC.
By the way, the controller is DennisP controlling VHHH/VHXX approach on frequency 119.10 on 13th of April.
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