Michael_Sides1's Radar Tracking Thread - [CLOSED] @N/A

Hello Everyone!!


Hello, my name is Michael and I am a IFATC Specialist in training to become an Officer (capable of controlling radar frequencies on the expert server). It’s been quite a journey to get to this point, but through perseverance, friendship, supervisors and etc I have finally gotten to the point where I can work towards this goal!!


I will update this thread every time I open, I will include the following information each time:

Server

Airport

Active Runway(s)

Active Runway(s) Heading(s)

Approach Type(s)

Any notes


Feedback:

Non-IFATC Pilots please leave feedback here.

IFATC Pilots feedback may be provided here or by DM via Discord.


Thread Approved by IFATC Trainer: @AsternAviation


Thank you Everyone!!

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Server: Training Server

Airport: GCFV

Active Runway(s): Rwy 01 (strictly)

Active Runway(s): Heading(s) 6°

Approach Type(s): ILS

Notes: Please fly professionally, please follow to all instructions and report any bust, please provide appropriate spacing when departing.

Bust Types:

Terrain:

Below 1000FT AGL (Above ground level)

Separation:

Lateral - less than 3NM with the aircraft ahead of you

and

Vertical - less than 1000FT above or below an aircraft

Season Tags:

@nicopizarro

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Unfortunately, I’m heading off to bed. Feel free to tag me next time you open!

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Have a good night! @nicopizarro

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I am once again open at GCFC

Please use the above information regarding this Airport for this session! I will update this particular message when I am back open including session tags

Back open! (After a break)

@nicopizarro

@Sammi_Starlight

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I’ll try to stop by in the future. Please tag me when you do open!

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Thanks!! Will do!!

Hey bro, @Michael_Sides1. Do you mind tagging me the next time you open please? Thanks. 😁

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Of course bro!

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Please tag next!

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Absolutely!

• Server: Training Server

• Airport: GCFV

• Active Runway(s): Rwy 01 (strictly)

• Active Runway(s): Heading(s) 6°

• Approach Type(s): ILS

• Notes: Please fly professionally, please follow to all instructions and report any bust, please provide appropriate spacing when departing.

Bust Types:

Terrain:

Below 1000FT AGL (Above ground level)

Separation:

Lateral - less than 3NM with the aircraft ahead of you

and

Vertical - less than 1000FT above or below an aircraft

Focus: Working on overall timing of turns, giving the correct vectors, and having good intercepts.

Session Tags:

@nicopizarro

@Andy

@BAK_UOV

@Sashaz55

@Sammi_Starlight

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Coming now! :)

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Out of curiosity, are you using drag and vector?

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Feedback from N3RM:

  • Andy and I had late intercepts. I’ve found that something you could try to fix this is dragging until you’re at 30 degrees from the runway heading and clearing when the line is at the middle of the cone

  • I almost busted a few times. For an airport with terrain on one side and nothing on the other, it’s usually best to create one line on downwind (right downwind in this case)

  • Andy’s downwind was very tight. I’m sure Cole has told you this, but aim for a 6-8 mile wide downwind for ILS approaches. So for a radar pattern, 30 degrees offset from downwind is a good initial vector until they’re wide enough

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Yes I am sir

Feedback: JA-2308
[Local | ILS | 01]

[02:10:03] - Great initial vectors of 150 and 4000ft.
[02:12:41] - Perfect timing on turning me right heading 180 for a 7nm downwind, which is a perfect downwind width for an ILS approach.
[02:15:07] - Unnecessary 10 degree heading change, you should’ve just turned me for my base, 290 and 3000ft.
[02:16:36] - Turned me right heading 290 and descended me to 3000ft for my base leg, which was a bit late. You could’ve turned me way earlier.
[02:18:14] - Good intercept, 350 and 3000ft. Would’ve preferred 340 for a 30 degree intercept but 350 still works as it is within 10 - 30 degrees.
[02:18:29] - No need to re-clear me with 340 and 3000ft, 350 and 3000ft still works.

[Local | ILS | 01]

[02:25:06] - Great initial vectors of 150 and 4000ft.
[02:27:05] - Turned me right heading 190 for my heading which would make my downwind tighter and tighter, a heading of 180 would be the best heading for a downwind here.
[02:31:55] - Turned me right heading 280 and descended me to 3000ft for my base leg a bit late, I can easily fit in front of N3RM.
[02:33:20] - Very unnecessary hold present position, you should’ve just vectored me right heading 010 and descend me to 3000ft then intercept me when appropriate.
[02:37:21] - Very late intercept, 040 and 3000ft. I blew past the localizer, you should’ve intercepted me way earlier.
[02:37:50] - Great reverse intercept at 340 and 3000ft!

[Local | ILS | 01]

[02:42:34] - Great initial vectors of 150 and 4000ft.
[02:44:17] - Turned me right heading 180 for my downwind leg a bit early which caused me to have a 4nm wide downwind, you could’ve turned me a bit later to achieve a 5 - 7nm downwind.
[02:47:08] - Great job on slowing me down to 180 to have a smooth turn to final as my downwind was tight.
[02:48:10] - Great job on turning me right heading 280 and descending me to 3000ft for my vase leg, the speed restriction of 180 really helped.
[02:49:44] - Perfect intercept at 340 and 3000ft!

[Local | ILS | 01]

[02:55:19] - Great initial vectors of 150 and 4000ft.
[02:57:38] - Perfect timing on turning me right heading 180 for a 6nm downwind, which is a perfect downwind width for an ILS approach.
[03:01:12] - Good job on turning me right heading 280 and descending me to 3000ft for my base leg, love the expedited base turn.
[03:02:54] - Perfect intercept again at 340 and 3000ft.

[Local | ILS | 01]

[03:08:36] - Great initial vectors of 150 and 4000ft.
[03:11:10] - Perfect timing on turning me right heading 180 for a 7nm downwind, which is a perfect downwind width for an ILS approach.
[03:14:20] - Could’ve turned me way earlier to fit in front of Etihad 025, 280 and 3000ft.
[03:16:05] - Perfect intercept again at 340 and 2000ft. I liked how you had me at 2000ft to avoid a bust withEtihad 025 but this wouldn’t work as tower will have a hard time sequencing one of us.

Thanks for having me, if you need any help just DM me on Discord. :)

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• Server: Training

• Airport; KSKF

• Active Runway(s): 15

• Active Runway(s) Heading(s): 158°

• Approach Type(s): ILS

• Notes: Please fly professionally, please follow to all instructions and report any bust, please provide appropriate spacing when departing.

Bust Types:

Terrain:

Below 1000FT AGL (Above ground level)

Separation:

Lateral - less than 3NM with the aircraft ahead of you

and

Vertical - less than 1000FT above or below an aircraft

Focus: This will be my first interaction with this Airport, working on giving correct attitudes, vectors, overall timing of turns, and correct spacing. If more than one aircraft is departing within short periods of time expect upwind vectors.

Session Tags:

@nicopizarro
@BAK_UOV
@Andy
@Sashaz55
@Sammi_Starlight

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On my way for the free cookies!

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