Speedbird_286’s ATC Tracking Thread - [CLOSED] @N/A

Hi everyone! I recently applied for IFATC and got 60%, to prepare better for my 2nd try I’m opening this thread so I can practice ad enhance my skills with the help of the community 😁.
I will open ATC for an hour each time and hopefully we get some great traffic!

Server: Training
Frequencies: Tower & Ground
What to test on: Everything!


Is this a tracking thread? I’m confused.

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Hey that’s the same mark I got! High five ✋🏻😆

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Now it is. ;)

@Speedbird_286, when you want the community to help you out, change your title to “open” and state the airport that you’re open at. This will make it easy for people to locate you. Good luck!


Niceeee 😁✋!

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Thanks for your help 😄

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I’m going to open Tower and Ground at EGKK tomorrow @0800Z for some ATC practice, feedback would be appreciated!

Yes it is, I haven’t done one before so I didn’t know how to set one up properly!

I just spawned at EGKK to help you and fly for you, but there was no ATC active. Please, people are taking time to try and help you, so your title must be kept up-to-date. I’ve changed it now for you. Again, please keep it updated.

Have a good read of the thread below, to make sure your ATC tracking thread is well prepared and to ensure you get some traffic.

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Ah ok, sorry about that. I’ll make sure that it’s updated from now on.

Hello everyone I’m now live @EGKK on Tower & Ground!

Thank you to everyone that attended!

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Hi there, I just flew for you as PH-ADZ and want to give you some feedback.

I really recommend you watch the IFATC training videos.
Specifically watch: Ground control, Tower inbound, Tower Advanced and Sequencing.

Here are 10 golden rules you need to know, so you can do a good job controlling via your tracking thread.

  1. Watch aircrafts on your platform. Good Ground control is important. Use hold position and give way instructions. Give way instructions are sometimes given before a taxi instruction.
  2. Understand the concept of the Pattern. Know your departure, crosswind, downwind, base and final legs.
  3. every new inbound always first gets a pattern entry instruction, to inform the pilot how he should approach
  4. Every runway change alwaysfirst gets a pattern entry instruction
  5. sequencing is your friend”. Very important. It is used to tell pilots who to follow. Re-sequence if this helps to provide clarity. Extend downwind, I’ll call your base, and speed instructions are not meant for sequencing. Use sequence instructions, as many and as often as is needed .
  6. Use I’ll call your base, to delay the base turn of an inbound aircraft. Apply this to create space to allow outbound aircrafts to depart, or to avoid clashes with other aircrafts.
  7. aircrafts remaining in the pattern get clearance for a touch and go with an exit takeoff direction. This is needed only once. After this, the pilot will assume the same exit direction (number 1, cleared for the option, after the option make left traffic).
  8. Timely clearance for landing or for the option
  9. landed aircrafts all get a runway exit instruction. Know your exit procedures
  10. For aircrafts that need to fly through (not over/above) Tower’s airspace make sure you assign the correct Transition Altitude.

Specific feedback from me:

  • you assigned me a transition altitude of 6500 feet, which is incorrect. See point 10.
  • Speedbird xx reported inbound for landing, and you cleared him to land. See point 3.

All the best with the studies and the controlling!


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Thank you for coming and thanks for the feedback!

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