Version 2.5.1 of the ATC Manual Released

July, 7, 2020 by

The newest addition of the Infinite Flight ATC Manual has been released. With the manual now in it’s digitized form on the Infinite Flight website rather then it being on a PDF, it is now even easier for Staff to modify regularly. Here are the changes for this version, 2.5.1.

2.3.2 – The crossing must only be issued when the appropriate spacing exits to allow for the traffic to cross and clear the runway prior to the arriving traffic crossing the runway threshold. In addition, coordination with the Tower Controller is required to ensure another aircraft is not cleared for take-off

3.4.4 – Aircraft exiting the runway are expected to clear the hold short line and may contact ground control without permission in the absence of an exit instructions. If requested by the pilot, simply issue a frequency change to Ground Control.

6.3.4 – Once the aircraft is inbound to the runway threshold (this may not be inline with the runway for various GPS Approaches that are offset) Controllers can then hand them off to Tower/Unicom as appropriate.

6.13.2 – The ‘intended approach path’ for the GPS Approach, Radar Vectors and a Visual Approach are covered above (see 6.9.3, 6.11.1 and 6.12.3 above respectively). For the ILS approach, Controllers must ensure that the aircraft has successfully intercepted the LOC, this is especially important when parallel operations are in use (see 6.13.2.1 below). Do not confuse aircraft being established on the LOC, with ‘being in the cone’ – aircraft must be aligned with the centerline of the runway to be established, regardless of their position inside or outside of the cone.

You can review all of the changes to the manual here. If you have any questions, feel free to email us.

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