LIEE Approach - abnormally short range?

Hi all,

I was just on Expert Server, doing a flight from Bologna/LIPE to Cagliari/LIEE as Ryanair 3968. While descending towards LIEE I started to get On Guard messages from the Approach controller, and at that point had 58nm remaining along my route (so even shorter as a direct distance) to the airport, but was not getting the option to connect to LIEE Approach. I wasn’t tuned into any other frequencies, and kept checking and re-checking my frequencies list, but it wasn’t appearing. Eventually I just ended the flight rather than risk being ghosted.

Does LIEE have an abnormally short range for Approach control, or was I experiencing some sort of bug? I’m used to Approach appearing shortly after I’ve got within 70nm of the airport.

Many thanks,

Were you below 18,000 feet? You can’t contact approach if above FL180.

No, I was at FL140, and just starting to descend again to 9,000.

I’ve had this happen to me several times, where ATC contacts me before I can switch. I just continue on to the airport until I can change to approach, and take a screenshot to prove that I could not switch frequency at that point in case I was ghosted.

Hi,i was the controller,i noticed you,I don’t know what to said,I got some planes contacting me 60+ nm away, I think is a simple random issue.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
See you in the skies
Marcello M

OK, thanks. Seemed odd, so decided just to abort rather than it becoming a problem. Thanks for letting me know.

Anyway,for the next time,keep flying,take a few screenshots and try to contact the frequency,if you cannot and you get ghosted just contact a Mod and show your screenshot.

Will do, although ending a flight is vastly preferable to even a temporary banishment to the lawless world of Training Server! :-)

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Hi, I also had the same kind of problem. I was Ryanair 91.


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