- Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:40 am #522854 I'm looking for someone to fly a route with that's ATC controlled. I'm trying to learn to cope with ATC and communicate properly and that, however I'm not feeling confident enough in doing this on my own. Therefor, I'd like to fly as a FO beside a pilot with experience talking to ATC. If anyone's interested, hit me up! I'd literally fly along on basically any flight! //Cheers
- Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:00 am #522855 Just do it, like the tens of thousands of pilots have done it before you. Nobody will bite off your head when you make mistakes.
Begin with a route/city-pair that you know already. First fly it offline with all the bells and whistles (taxi according to charts, brief your departure, use your FMS, brief your arrival and approach, again use charts). When you think that you will be able to direct the majority of your attention to concentrate on air traffic control, go for it. Leave a remark in your flightplan, stating that you are a newbie: "RMK/NEWBIE FIRST ONLINE FLIGHT".
Again, nobody will shout at you, try your best, learn, repeat, repeat, repeat. When you are not sure what ATC wants from you, be honest: "say again". Never assume or guess what ATC may have told you. Be sure. If you are not: "say again".