Kenan ATC Tracking Thread [CLOSED]

I’m opening this thread to start receiving feedback on my ATC operations. I’ll post here when I’m live, all feedback welcome!

Thank you!


I suggest you ltba.

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i like going to klax and egll. but half the people don’t listen because they “dont wanna use their ears”…


For ATC practice, I would recommend you avoid these airports, for the reasons you mentioned. Open airports with parallel runways, such as KSCK, EDDL, KVAD. This allows you to practice runway exit and cross procedure as well.

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I changed the title of you post and added (closed).
Please keep it updated, so you’re easier to find for people who want to fly for you, and to know if your open or closed.

Good luck! Hope you get some good feedback.

Have you considered joining the ATC Education Group?

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Thanks for the airport tips, I’ll try to stick to airports with intersecting runways…If I understood you correctly…

I’ll do Istanbul airport now and see if anyone spawns there.

Yes, I’m working on getting started with ATC training and am currently in touch with a trainer. Still in the early phases, haven’t begun yet, but have 300+ operations on the training server so far…

Hi, I was just inbound for LTBA, reporting inbound for touch and go. You cleared me for the option, which triggers me to send you these golden rules for controlling I prepared for people who were starting as a Trainee ATC. Learn them until you can dream them backwards, and you’ll be well on your way:

You will see ‘golden rules’ applied in the IFATC tutorial videos on YouTube. Check out these video’s. You’ll learn a lot!

  1. Watch aircrafts on your platform. Good Ground control is important. Use hold position and give way instructions. Give way instructions are sometimes given before a taxi instruction.
  2. Understand the concept of the Pattern. Know your departure, crosswind, downwind, base and final legs.
  3. every new inbound always first gets a pattern entry instruction, to inform the pilot how he should approach
  4. Every runway change always first gets a pattern entry instruction
  5. “sequencing is your friend”. Very important. It is used to tell pilots who to follow.Re-sequence if this helps to provide clarity. Extend downwind, I’ll call your base, and speed instructions are not meant for sequencing. Use sequence instructions, as many and as often as is needed.
  6. Use I’ll call your base, to delay the base turn of an inbound aircraft. Apply this to create space to allow outbound aircrafts to depart, or to avoid clashes with other aircrafts.
  7. aircrafts remaining in the pattern get a touch and go with an exit turn direction. This is needed only once. After this, the pilot will assume the same exit direction (number 1, cleared for the option, after the option make left traffic).
  8. Timely clearance for landing or for the option
  9. landed aircrafts all get a runway exit instruction. Know your exit procedures
  10. an inbound aircraft only gets one (1) landing/option clearance.

Send me a direct message if you have questions.

In my case, just now as an inbound to your airport —> rule number 3

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These are awesome, thank you! I will fill my head with these. I definitely need to work on correct pattern instructions, they are not my strong point.

Pattern entry and sequcing is a giant part of Tower controlling.

Remember: pattern entry instructions only go to, and must be given to all new inbounds and to aircrafts changing runway. You never just clear an inbound for landing/for the option. You first tell this inbound how he will be entering the airport’s pattern.

View this video 5 times:

Again, any questions, feel free to ask me, or any of the IFATCs here on IFC

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There’s an aircraft that’s trying to inbound now but it comes up as “unknown” and I am not able to give instructions. Not sure why this occurs.

Yes, this happens sometimes. It’s an issue we’ve had for a while.
On Expert, we just try to work around this aircraft. It’s all you can do, really.

Got the pattern entry his time, with the sequence to follow the other aircraft. Good!!
Too bad the other aircraft wanted to chase me after that. Not a good idea when I’m in an F16, but ah well…

Now here’s a tip: choosing on which pattern entry give to the pilot; remember that the pattern entry applies to the aircraft’s current position and how to enter. In my case, I was nearly on right downwind. So you instruct me ‘enter right downwind, runway xx’. You gave me ‘enter right base’, which is the next leg. I know it appears weird, but that’s how it works. So if an aircraft is coming in via left base, and reports inbound, you instruct him ‘enter left base, runway xxx’.

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I saw you closed LTBA. Don’t forget to update you post title 😊

I haven’t, I’m still open.

Sorry. I was looking for the ground ATC 😅

I was doing pattern work, and you gave me a pattern entry instruction for the same runway…

In this case all you needed to do is sequence me: ‘number 2, aircraft to follow us on final’. And then clear me for number 2

So only give new instructions if there’s a runway change, got it. Otherwise, sequencing and clearing is all that’s needed for aricraft that have already landed for the option.

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So is it always whatever position they are closest to in the pattern?

Hey there, from yesterday session at KMIA around 0500 Zulu. Feedback for you.

Hello! 1: Make sure you know your Right/Left Pattern. I was on Left Downwind for RWY30 and you told me to enter the right base, should have to give left base. 2: I was on the Taxiway (On Tower) and I request a frequency change and you told to stay on my frequency which is totally confusing. Seconds later, you give me request frequency approved. Don’t do that, you could have wait 5 seconds.

You still open?