Loving the IF app; been doing some flying and also slowly coming to grips with ATC Tower and Ground work after browsing through the tutorials - great work by the way!.
Now… today, I was ATC for Sydney, both Tower and Ground. Been working well for approx 30 mins, had about 8 planes on the ground and in the air. Suddenly I noticed that ‘my’ planes turned grey, first on the ground and later in the air. I took me a while before I realised what happend: another ATC decided to pick the free Tower and free Ground spot and had started sending Guard messages to the planes I was trying to guide.
I guess in the real world multiple ATC’s would talk to each other and divide the workload. In IF we can’t do that I believe. As I had been on the go already for over 30 mins, I decided to give it up and let the other guys have a go. But as I signed off, I wandered… there must be a thought behind all this…
But, please tell us, what is good practice here?
Some of the more experienced ATC peoples what’s the story in IF with 2 Tower/Ground ATC’s. Same for Approach I guess…
Can I communicate with other ATC’s if we are operating the same airport? Just to make sure we don’t bite each other and Pilots get to many Guard messages?
Looking forward to yet another great tutorial :sunny: