It's been a while since we've had one of these, thought we'd go for one more before the year's out. This is an active-airport ATC session, In case you are not familiar with how this works, basically, ATC is provided only at, and upto 50 miles from a designated airport. In this case, it will be London Heathrow International in the United Kingdom map by Dan and Dave.
U.K. Map Overview
Server: crabserver.ddns.net; will be available beginning one hour before the event starts; a big thank you to Dan for providing this server.
- London Control will handle all airspace around Heathrow International (LHR/EGLL) up to 50 miles out from the LHR/EGLL VOR. If you are departing, I will let you resume your own navigation immediately after departure (unless there is conflicting traffic). If you are inbound to LHR, please advise me 50 miles out from the LHR VOR.
- If you are inbound from another airport, you will need to manage your descent. DO NOT start your descent 50 miles out if you know you will need to start it further away than that. Just contact me when you're 50 miles from the LHR VOR. Failure to manage your own descent will probably/likely result in you receiving strange headings and S-turns .
--> e.g. "London Control, Abel 100 inbound descending out of flight level one-five zero." I will take over from there.
- If you are starting a flight from LHR, please tell me your callsign, your intended destination and requested cruise altitude.
--> e.g. "London Control, NatCom 445 requesting clearance to <insert destination airport here>, flight level two-seven-zero."
- Note that the ATC-controlled airport is LHR/EGLL only. I will not be handling ATC requests for other airports in the map.
- Remember, east-bound flights (headings between 0/360 clock-wise through 179 degrees) have an odd cruising altitude (FL 110, FL 230, FL 270 etc). West-bound flights (headings between 180 clock-wise through 359 degrees) will have an even cruising altitude. If the whole headings/altitude subject confuses you, don't worry about it, ATC will assign you a cruising altitude.
- ATC communications will be carried out through the Discord ATC Channel as well as F12 in-game chat. However, do note that ATC responses might come slower through F12 chat, especially if there are a lot more players than expected. Just have a little patience (If you can, connecting to Discord chat and using F12 in-game chat to text me is highly encouraged if you do not have a working microphone).
That's about it folks, hope to see you there!