Flying on expert, in a 208. Take of from KBFI and join the sequence for KSEA (which is IFATC Approach controlled).
I get sent to hold, then sent north. I eventually get routed back and told to descend to 3k and head 160. I comply. So I am popping along heading 160, and I get told to “Turn Right heading 160.” I replied Roger turn right heading 160, and just stayed course, which was already 160.
2 minutes later I get told to “Turn Left heading 160.” Meanwhile I have been heading 160 the entire time. So when I look at the GPS traffic, it looked like it was a spacing move. So I reply Roger turn left heading 160, and I start my turn.
1/3rd into a nice slow proper spacing turn, and I get told to follow instructions or I will be ghosted.
So what should I have done, and what would you do?
- Do a 360 degree turn left, back to 160
- Stay heading 160
- Ask ATC to repeat last instruction