Today’s feature request is about Air Traffic Control.
Whether you are an IFATC, or a Training server controller, I’m sure you’ve had an issue where an aircraft departing starts turning into another departing aircraft. They are both at very close altitudes and it looks something like this.
(Apologies for the bad drawing skills.)
What I am requesting is an extra command for ATC to tell an aircraft to stop it’s climb until it is clear of a conflict.
For example, in the picture above, TUIV003 is rapidly converging on KING12, who is also climbing at a similar altitude.
In this case, I would send a command that says, “TUIV003, stop climb immediately”
TUIV003 would respond with, “ Stopping climb, TUIV003”
When TUIV003 and KING12 are clear of each others conflict, Tower would tell TUIV003,
“ TUIV003, continue climb.”
“Continuing climb, TUIV003,thanks!”
I think that this will help with many daily conflicts that happen while controlling and improve the professionalism and safety while flying/ controlling.
Thanks for reading!