Question to ATC

The approach puts aircrafts on various holds to get spacing between aircraft’s.

That’s really up to radar controllers, they make work for tower easier. They are specially trained for this.

Ohhhh I see do you guys have certain ranks as ATC to give you authority to ATC at a certain airport

I can imagine it would be very stressful to control featured airports today (airports with 1 rwy and a backtaxi)… Must really get your heart beating!
Cign :)

Do you guys sometimes get aircraft that doesn’t tune into Approach

The ranks are as follows:

Apprentice- Limited to Class Charlie and Delta Airports
Specialist- Can control Class Bravo Airports
Officer- Can controller radar positions (and center)

There are other special ranks people are selected for too, like supervisor, trainer and recruiter.

Yes, but then you on guard them, if they still don’t come and they are active we on guard them again, then report, only if they are interfering with others.

I do a lot of flights based on the ATC schedule and I would just like to say that you guys do a fantastic job.


What is you’re first ATC airport that you have done how was the experience

ATC - Im gonna ask you guys a few questions just to understand how ATC work its interesting as a pilot just to know the background of how you guys handle aircraft sorry if I am gonna ask a lot of questions😊

1 Like

I opened EIDW first, it was just the first IFATC at home schedule! It was an amazing first session. Feedback from others was also great and helped out.

What is the most difficult part of being a ATC for you guy.

What about pilots frustrates you as ATC the most weather its on ground or in the air.

The one I’m controlling now. NTAA.

If there’s a lot of planes calling in at one time. One time there were 15 people calling I at one time, and that is difficult.

How is New Zealand for YOU

This is why we can report people.

I’m not at new Zealand lol. I’m at Tahiti, and it’s extremely hard to control as there are many heavies inbound and the airport is not designed for this.

If it gets so.much does pilots usually listen when you say airport is busy to them because I know as a pilot they get frustrated and resend the msg the whole time but they mist know ATC gets really busy some time

Announcing inbound on the GPS while approach cleared them for ILS approach
Requesting a frequency change when nearing their assigned runway
Requesting taxi or inbound to an inactive runway, as shown on ATIS
Spamming messages, thinking we forgot about them

The list really goes on forever hahaha