Air Traffic Services
VirtualFlight.Online is beginning to explore the possibility of offering sessions with ATC coverage, where members can join #atc voice channels in Discord to communicate with Air Traffic Control (when staffed). We're still in the early stages of working out how everything should work, so watch this space.
While we figure things out, we have provided some homework and resources below to keep those interested busy...
Getting Started with Voice Communications
Many people are intimidated by the idea of communicating with Air Traffic Control - worried about saying the wrong thing, saying something in the wrong way, or not understanding instructions. The first thing to keep in mind is Air Traffic Control is there to help you. With that in mind, over the coming days and weeks we will put together informational sections on callsigns, and example conversations.
The CAA in the UK provides a freely available radio-telephony manual, describing every facet of communication between both pilots and air traffic control. While we will not be adhering strictly to the guidelines, it provides a useful and somewhat readable reference guide.