Another learning post for you…
I’m still struggling with “request vectors to…” vs “request ILS/GPS approach to…”. I was controlling Approach at KJFK earlier and had two inbound aircraft.
One requested ILS approach, to which I replied to expect vectors to ILS 31L, and continued to vector him in.
At the same time, the second inbound requested radar vectors to KJFK. I began vectoring him in towards 31R, and he followed until about 20nm out, to which he began to “unable” each time. He eventually changed frequencies to Unicom (no tower working at the time), and wound up landing on 31R anyway.
Am I misunderstanding something regarding his request? Am I misunderstanding the tutorials? Thanks!