Use of “Continue Inbound”

December, 7, 2020 by

The “Continue Inbound” command should only be used when you don’t know the intended sequence and planned entry. When you’re unsure of their sequence a pattern entry should still be issued and a sequence may be given as they get closer.

Can I personally think of a scenario where you will not know what the correct pattern entry will be, no. I can count on my hand the amount of times I’ve needed to use continue inbound as Tower in 3 years of controlling.

The specified pattern entry allows pilots to plan the correct runway. “Continue inbound” does not replace a pattern entry, sequence, or clearance.

This is a trend you can’t get into. Stick to the fundamentals you were taught when you started, and take note of this if you’re new.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. — More