I think lots of pilots incorrectly assume that announcing that they’re “Going Around” means that they’re going to fly around the airport, or go around for a landing. I hear (even on the advanced server) pilots announcing that they’re going around after they’ve taken off, or even when entering the pattern.
Here’s some good info on the topic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go-around
A landing aircraft will first join the circuit pattern and prepare for
landing in an orderly fashion. If for some reason the pilot decides not
to land, he can simply fly back up to circuit height, and complete
An appropriate use for “Announce Go Around” would be if ATC tells you to do so, you notice a runway incursion (somebody is on the runway when you’re trying to land), or if you’ve botched the landing and need to go around for another try.
Any real-world pilots or ATC experts are welcome to correct me or add to this.
Thanks, gang. Fly safely!