Hey guys, new to the forum and the game, only around 150hrs logged, i prefer to fly on training server most of the time due to the choice of region and less pressure being involved but I’m wondering how we’re supposed to deal with people being toxic or trolling in a tower position or even another aircraft spamming controls?
Flying into KSEA not 10 Mins ago I had a controller spam me and other aircraft with so many commands, it begun to glitch out my device and i nose dived out of the air, gaining a violation in the process, now i know its probably tough toenails about the violation as I’m sure it cannot be reversed, but I’m wondering if there’s a way to report people like this as its pretty obvious this is in malicious intent and not just a new controller figuring things out?
I do have photos of the controller and the incident if that helps. Would just need to transfer them over to my computer, thanks in advance. Cactus 42
Also if you have picture look at their name and try to PM them on IFC if they are them tell them what to improve on. I would do that before anything else. And if there not then theres nothing you can do but work for expert
You could potentially watch for people to open tracking threads (I have one open now). In theory everyone opening a tracking thread is working toward joining IFATC. If nothing else, they must be reasonably serious about controlling.
This is probably more interesting if you are interested in pattern work vs. just a single departure / arrival.
Also I have flown quite a bit on training. I encounter a few bad controllers (just learning), a decent number of mediocre controllers and quite a few good controllers. Sometimes even excellent controllers on approach. I have never had an experience like your where someone is apparently being malicious.
It seems like a lot of people are mistaking this as another post about a crappy controller, this is more or less giving the same command 9 times in a single second and then moving to the next aircraft and doing the same thing…
So now let’s assume we’ve dealt with the controller…
I do see you are new on this forum, and it’s great that you are here.
Unless you have learned how to fly around controlled airports in real life, or on another forum, I do hope that you take the time to go through the #tutorials section. You may encounter a good ATC on Training Server (and I know they are there), and you do want to make sure you understand and follow their instructions.
On YouTube, there a entire series of Inifinite Flight training videos.
I think you will be pleased once you get to expert. Not perfect, but definitely solid. And fun. My only complaint on expert is that ATC isn’t better staffed. Hence I am looking to join IFATC to help out on the controller side.