This thread exists as a living notebook of sorts to track my effort in refining my personal knowledge and ATC procedure. My callsign(s) are ^N[0-9]SH4T and Fat Albert 503|360. Please be courteous and respectful of fellow airmen(+women) and come fly about.
Please look for my latest reply below for an update on location and any information specific to areas I am looking to improve.
I recently passed the written portion of the IFATC testing process and am scheduled for what I believe to be my practical examination. Yay!
Notes and Acknowledgements
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I want to share my extreme gratitude and continued support for this community and it’s members. I am so happy to have found a group of semi-like-minded geeks to distance myself with. :) [RE: COVID-19, era]
feedback from KPDX session from Infinite Flight 17 (TBM930)
-I asked for a pushback clearance in a TBM which is not capable of such a procedure. Be sure the aircraft is able to push or even push back in their current position or can just taxi ahead
-Clearance was a bit late for my first pattern. If you are unsure if you’ve cleared someone, check their tag on the right side of the screen. It will appear green if you’ve cleared them. It only resets though when their wheels hit the ground so be careful with those who do low approaches as it won’t reset due to their gear not hitting the ground and it resetting
-You almost forgot to clear me when I was on short final on my full stop. Remember, pilots aren’t always going to remind you they haven’t been cleared. Part of that is your responsibility to know who’s been cleared and who hasn’t
-Upon Landing you should always give an exit command once they are at a slow speed
Thank you for the feedback! I must admit I was looking at my phone laughing at these chaps having technical challenges and your final approach got me for sure. I figured the change to 28L was going to come with something but lesson created; thank you for real.
Hope to see you again soon. Curious; best general command for exit being exit runway (w/o expedite; if unnecessary) or a more appropriate exit runway being MISC>Exit Runway?
There’s a column that says “exit runway” you’d click it and your options would follow:
Exit runway when able and contact ground
Exit runway right (or left)
Exit runway expedite traffic on final (or base)
You can use the expedite commands on the exit on all of them regardless of right or left or just exit when able. In my case it’d just be exit runway when able since I had the option of exiting right or left and had no need to expedite since there was no traffic in the vicinity. If you have any more questions about this or anything at all feel free to ask or pm me.
Oh forgot to mention. The exit runway command in Misc says “you were not cleared to enter the runway, please exit the runway” just FYI so you don’t get it mixed up.