So I was flying from Miami to Tampa. And on my flight plan there was an active air port. As I approached I contacted the tower and requested a transition. Now my understanding is you request transition if you are flying through (but not directly over) towered airspace. They asked me to check ATC tutorials.
Pic is mid turn as I was in a 747-4 doing 300kts so it was a wide turn which is why I slightly deviated from my FPL
I do not know of a controller that would ghost for that sort of thing. It is the same as if we ghosted for people who asked to remain in the pattern and then took off and left the airspace. Follow the existing ghosting protocols (screen shot, pm the controller/mod) and it would be straightened out or explained.
Considering that you’re not really interfering with anyone else’s IF experience, I would be surprised to hear of someone being ghosted for this exact scenario. Repeated requests, sure, but you asked one time.
That’s how I learned many things, still constantly doing so, great point Adam. Not to hijack things, but I have a related question I’m still unsure of- here’s a situation I find myself in occasionally: I takeoff from an airport with active tower, I fly the runway heading for a while, then when my configuration is cleaned up I turn to find my heading, and it’s basically a 180 that takes me straight back over said airport, climbing but still under 5000. Do I request a transition, or was that implied when I requested takeoff “departing [x direction]”? Maybe I’m supposed to fly the runway heading until I’m above 5000 and then bring it around?
It was implied, most likely you will get a freq change before then so no need to contact again to ask if you can fly over. If It is busy I don’t want to deal with transitions just after takeoff, after all how do you take off without going though towers airspace?
Fair point, thanks for that. I just don’t want to irritate a controller by flying straight through the pattern when an atc has written me off, but this makes sense. If you don’t mind another :) …when tower approves the frequency change, what do I do? I usually just hit ‘back’, don’t transmit anything to anybody, but I figure that still leaves me on the board for the controller when he really just wants me gone, is that ok?