Why do IFATC have to only control to Certain areas. Would it help any for some to head to othe regions to help the request for a controlled airport. Just saying. Asking for a friend 🤦♂️
IFATC is only a small team so we can only open small regions everyday. Tyler tries to make the ATC schedule diverse to feature different areas of the world.
IFATC is opened in certain areas. These areas contain airports that are frequently used and some unique that offers a different flying experience.
Because if we weren’t, we’d only control where we want to control. There would be little diversity. Tyler makes the schedule to include places you wouldn’t normally go.
What Tyler’s doing is great! Imagine controllers like to control only their favorite places!?
That’s called TS1
If we controlled where we wanted to, the only airports ever open would be major hubs such as EGLL and KJFK, and that’s is where everyone would fly, no fun in that…
We’re given a list as noted on Tyler’s schedule he makes weekly of airports & regions we can open that specific day. That’s the rule that we follow & can’t not open other airports outside of the shaded region for that day. This also allows people to discover new airports/regions that they may not have flown before.
Having controllers opening up everywhere would likely lead to the same airports being opened everyday 365 days. Where’s the fun in going to the same airport consistently? It gives the community a chance to explore new places & keeps traffic spread out equally.
Also gives us controllers a chance control different airports that we’ve likely never heard of & would never open.
Ye u could ask a friend from IFATC if you have some to open up an airport you’d like during free atc choice maybe they’ll open it
You could open a feature request
But always keep liking posting etc
IFATC controller open certain regions for several reasons.
- To give the world some love. On Training Server (TS1), you will never see ZBAA or KSMF open. This way every part of the world gets the opportunity to have real life sized traffic at their home airports!
- It gives people the ability to plan ahead. Let’s say on Monday the schedule features KSFO, and on Tuesday it features WSSS, someone might decide to start a flight late in the day from KSFO and then land the next day at WSSS knowing they will most likely receive air traffic control on both sides of their flight.
I hope this answers your question and helps you and others understand IFATC some more, and can help you have even more fun on future flights. If you have any more questions feel free to PM me or any of my IFATC colleagues who would most likely love to help you.
Have a good day,
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