Air Traffic Control Voice Simulator
Communicating with Air Traffic Control
Communication with Air Traffic Control usually follows these steps:
1-Who you're calling
2-Who you are
3-What is your aircraft type
4-Where you are
5-What information you have
6-What you want (intentions)
You: "Opa-Locka Ground, 2 4 5 Charlie Golf, Cessna 172 at spot 1, information A, ready to taxi."
Opa-Locka ground: "2 4 5 Charlie Golf Opa-Locka ground, hold position."
How should you respond?
Using the first example:
2-Who you are
You: "Holding position, N245CG."
You might be asking: What information does Alfa mean?
Before answering this question, let's go over what ATIS is...
Automatic terminal information service, or ATIS, is a continuous broadcast of recorded aeronautical information in busier terminal areas. ATIS broadcasts contain essential information, such as current weather information, active runways, and any other information required by the pilots. Pilots usually listen to an available ATIS broadcast before contacting the local control unit, which reduces the controllers' workload and relieves frequency congestion. The ATIS is usually updated every hour or when there is a sudden weather change at the airport. A new letter is assigned to each new update following the alphabetic sequence.
At the beginning of each scenario, MyATC will provide you with some examples of how you will listen to the ATIS so you can start getting used to it and prepare for real world aviation.
Let's start and welcome to MyATC!