Hi, I don’t know if there is a similar thread to this, I can’t find any that I know of.
I have always flown patterns without filing a flight plan, and logically you wouldn’t and shouldn’t need to (correct me if I’m wrong).
So I was out and planned to fly a few patterns, and here’s what happened.
I pushed back, and was immediately greeted by the atc’s broadcast asking all (me) pilots to file a flight plan before requesting taxi.
I requested taxi nevertheless, and he/she just kept repeating the broadcast and refused to give me clearance to taxi.
I have two questions about this:
- This may be a dumb question but, do I need to file a flight plan for patterns?
- How can I let the atc know that I’m flying a pattern and not departing?
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: I was on the training server with no ATIS, and the atc welcomed pattern work