I’m controlling at KSEA right now. I would like to put out just a friendly reminder about changing your callsigns all the time.
Please don’t change your callsign mid-flight. Even if you’re friends with the controller and your callsign is a nice message like “GOODJOB” or “BUTTER” or even “YEET”, it only causes confusion for the controller. It leads us to believe at first that there’s another aircraft on the frequency who needs something and it takes our focus away from everything else that’s actually happening (even your own request).
So, that’s my simple request. Just pick a callsign at the beginning of the flight and stick with it. If you’re on Unicom, this is totally fine, but do give some common courtesy to those who are controlling, either on Training or on Expert (especially Expert).
Let’s all help a controller out! :)
Thank you, have a good day!