Hello, my name is Sofia, a pleasure to greet you all, and I hope you are well. I would like to start my training to apply as IFATC, but first I want to see how much I know about ATC. And what better than starting with a knowledge section. I would like you to join me for this practice.
I was N734C, the Southwest 737-700. I has a great ATC session with you today and look forward to flying with you again. Just some positive or constructive to take note of:
I noticed that when you were clearing me for the option, you didn’t specify what traffic you wanted me to make, on take off you did say make left traffic, but it is always safe to say make left/right traffic when clearing me for the option.
Perfect timing when clearing me for the option.
Nearly perfect with handling my go around, the only thing I would change would be issuing cleared for the option once turning downwind. You don’t have to, but if you have a lot of traffic, it’s nice just to let people know that the pilot is doing left or right traffic.
Good about not sending unnecessary messages, such as “Extend downwind, I’ll call your base” as some controllers have, even when I’m the only aircraft in their airspace.
And that’s all! It was definitely a pleasure flying with you and I hope you get accepted into IFATC, from what I saw, you deserve it. So here’s a cookie 🍪.
Great job especially considering this was only your second time opening! Feedback for N3RM is below:
Perfect pattern entry and direction given after the option
I like that you waited until I was past the threshold to clear Varun number 1 for the option, eliminating the need for a sequence
The only (very small) negative thing is that me reporting my position wasn’t unnecessary - pilots will often report when they’re full stop after being in the pattern so the controller knows they will need an exit runway command