The “no light aircraft” note in the ATIS means the C172, SR22, XCub, Spitfire Mk VIII and P38 are not accepted at the airport and they must divert. The primary reason it’s present in the ATIS of nearly every Class B airport is because there’s usually no GA stands to accommodate them, as they’re designed to handle bigger aircraft.
I appreciate the quick answers, but I’m clear on what a light aircraft is.
My concern is that light aircraft can and do land at many class B airports IRL, controller workload depending. In IF, adding no light aircraft allowed in the ATIS seems like a knee jerk reaction rather than being dependent on actual traffic levels.
That’s because for a lot of people, it is. Light aircraft = pain to work, therefore ban. I agree that it’s unfortunate that things are like this, but us leadership team will try to encourage more acceptance of light A/C moving forward.
Know that, however, discretion is still in the hands of the controller, and if they’re not comfortable handling lights, they’ll likely deny it.
I fully appreciate that many times it isn’t possible due to controller workload, but I’ve observed many times that there appear to be very few aircraft inbound or on the ground when this remark is present.
I enjoy flying small GA planes and while landing at class B airports in real life may be comparatively rare, the point of multiplayer in IF is to be able to interact with other users.