So many arguments could be removed from this forum if we just had clearance delivery… :)
I totally agree but if you state your intentions it’s passed from controller to controller without having to search for your destination.
I need to look into these airspace levels, I didn’t know they existed in IF. I jumped to Advanced server recently and I quickly learned that I don’t always know what to say and when.
Can I ask one more question on here? When calling position in regards to runways. Which runway do you choose? Left base for runway 270 is right crosswind to runway 09. Does it not matter which one you call? Let’s say both runways are open, should you figure out the active runway first?
If your turning left its left if your turning right it’s right
This will come in handy for next time.
After requesting radar vectors, I assume my flight plan will become useless, how do I keep going then?
I usually request flight following to destination and continue following my plan. When connected to final approach frequency, I request approach.
If your not in the way we can still have you resume your own navigation
If you don’t use a GA call sign please stop doing that
How else should someone state to th approach/departure/center his intention to follow flightplan? If on airliner?
So Center/Tower will always direct me to my destination, and tell me when to start to descend, and I delete my flight plan.
And all that should go without problems on Advanced, but not in Playground, is all of this correct?
You can’t request ILS approach when too far away, and I don’t need vectors since my plane has GPS, so I will just proceed on course.
You don’t commercial aircraft while they do follow a flight plan are always receiving vectors and altitudes by a controller. Flight following is a luxury to VFR GA aircraft
Go for it ask for flight following your going to get a check the help pages and be vectored anyway. I really don’t care if you don’t want to learn how it should work.
Then, what should we, pilots, do?
Really request radar vectors on each departure/center/approach, from the beginning of flight( by the way, how is it possible with our system, i mean 500 ft/ 10 degrees steps.);What should be the answer of controller?
or just silently follow our own flightplan until final approach frequency?
Yes if your in a commercial aircraft that’s really what you should request
Thank You, Good Day, Siberian 327 😉
It was always my understanding that flight following was for smaller GA aircraft. Thank you all for your responses, this has helped me tremendously. ATC is a work in progress as someone said earlier. BTW thank you to all of you that provide ATC, I’ve tried it myself a few times on ground control and it wasn’t the most fun task. Thank you for taking the time to provide ATC because for me, it makes the sim.