In an effort to help pilots understand why ghosting occurs on the ADV Server, we’ll be posting various screen shots submitted by controllers of situations where a ghosting has occurred.
We hope everyone can learn from these and help us improve the over quality of the advanced Server. As always, don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions or need clarification on anything you see below.
Here you can see the pilot was told to enter left downwind behind the traffic on final. It’s obvious from this screen shot the pilot had no intention of following the sequence, or didn’t understand it.
The controller tried to get the pilot to extend downwind which would have put him in the correction position, behind the traffic on final. However, he did not turn.
Lastly, the controller issued a Please follow Instructions command. After this command was also ignored, the controller ghosted this user. If not, the pilot already on final, who had been following instructions would be unfairly sent around.
Reporting by ATC helps ensure a positive experience for all users. It’s not something we enjoy or look forward to doing!
There is a clearly established traffic pattern for RWY 27. Just because you have a flight plan going to runway 09, doesn’t mean you that’s the runway ATC is using. If ATC is present, your flight plan is null and void. ATC will do their best to accommodate all requests, however it’s not always possible.
its always a good idea to take a look at your destination airport before filing your flight plan to see which runways at being used and how traffic is approach the airfield. If there isn’t ATC present when you begin your flight, keep in mind that could change at any minute and you’ll b expected to adapt on the fly (pun intended).
When instructed to taxi to the runway, you ALWAYS HOLD SHORT of the specific runway until cleared to LUAW or Takeoff by tower. Never enter the runway without permission.
ALWAYS double check to make sure you’re lined up with the correct runway. Or, if using APPR, make sure the correct runway is locked in.
Tower has announced NO PATTERN WORK. This means you need to depart the airspace. When pattern work isn’t allowed, you must request take off departing xx. This pilot was ghosted for continuing to request pattern work cause traffic to back up.