Information on the https://www.ifatc.org website which is loved by many, and not utilised enough.
This website is provided to all IFATC upon joining the team. It helps to keep us all on track and allow us to make informed decisions on where to open, based on the schedule. Features provided are:
- Weekly Schedule
- Airport Information (Runways, Gates, Location, METAR, Freqs ect)
- Current ATC Tracking
- Inbound Aircraft Numbers (ETE Till Dest)
- Maps, Distance Measurement (New)
- Airport Searching (Search for characteristics)
- IF Aircraft & Liveries
- Live Fligths
- Terrain Maps for Airports (WIP) ...and more
This website isn’t as widely known to non-IFATC members and can improve the Pilot’s experience as they can be better prepared for departures and approaches. A crucial feature is the gate information. On the Expert server, if your aircraft is not accommodated IRL, then you can be denied departure/approach. Its important to take note of the aircraft size restrictions before planning a flight, to ensure no diversions.
The Live ATC feature (similar to that in-game) allows you as a pilot to pick and plan a flight plan which incorporates Live ATC. You are provided the airport information for these airports, and can even plan ahead later in the week as the schedule is updated each week.
All credits and a huge thank-you to @DenverChris