MaxSez: Your big day is here, you worked the numbers successfully and now your off to EXPERT Ghost Airspace! Like any new endeavored your confident in your flying skills but uneasy entering a new environmental with enforceable rules and a boogeyman (Ghosts) lurking in the background.
Here’s a recommended second step into the unknown; “Observe & Learn” Don’t get caught by the new or unexpected try this;
~Open the App, Select Expert Server, Aircraft of choice, (any parking spot after airport selection), then select the airport that shows the highest arrival rate with active Ground, Tower,Approach and ATIS, Departure (if available).
~Do not start or activate your aircraft system or lights on the tarmac. (If Active Airspace Challenged, Send, Stand by)
~Open the Chart and expand the airport graphic in order to observe the airspace up to 10 miles out.
~Tune in order ATIS, Ground, Tower , Approach and Departure where available in that order.
~ Listen to the rhythm, interaction, commands and guidance emanating from the action actors till you fully grasp the continuity expected (transmitting A/C symbol light up)
~Keep in mind ATIS sets the stage for all Expert Arrivals & Departures, its available on the Tarmac and at least 35 miles out.
Once you did this deed then and only then you can feel Froggy and join the Expert Pattern for you maiden flight.
Light the fire, kick the tire first one into the air gets to join the Expert “Conga Line” Yo!