- Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:00 pm #517138 I was yesterday working on my class bravo checkout, at the beginning it worked well but when I started getting both clearances and taxis I started getting disorganized giving awkward clearances and awkward taxi instructions. For example, taxiing a GA a long distance when there was a taxiway that went straight to the runway. And forgetting whether I issued a clearance to someone. I'm wanting to be able to issue clearances a lot faster, at times especially when I was then given another request and at times by the time I'd come back I'd have 4 requests, and 4 minutes pass along with taxi requests. Any tips for staying organized while working ground with spontaneous requests for clearances and taxis? And speed up giving clearances.
- Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:13 am #517157 First of course experience. While you gain hiurs and experience you'll naturally find better ways to work eith traffic more efficientky and faster without you really even noticing it.
Second comes prioritisarion. One of the most important things every controller should know but I still find some controllers lacking especially in big top-down situations. Remember that clearances can always wait for a bit, the aircraft is not koving and most likely is not about to move in the next 10 minutes from requesting clearance. So simply put them on standby list. During that time work efficientky your airbourne traffic because it's much harder to stop a flying aircraft than one taxiing. After airbourne traffic handle taxiing ground traffic. With experience you can make your prioritisation and scan very good and work traffic much more seamlessly and controlled.
Last bit I am going to add here is, make use of text aliases. They shorten the time you need to handle text pilots to less than it takes to handle voice pilots. Therefore you save actual time for your scan and thinking instead of writing messages.