Tonight I have been left incredibly happy, yet frustrated.
You will have seen the pics. 20 aircraft on final within 20 miles.
We are on the expert server. This means you keep it real. those people on final we not flying as a flight of xx. Therefore, they should have kept it real. You needed to have separated yourselves out, much more than that. It was embarrassing. When IFATC at EDDL came online, his app crashed from all the people on short final. Not that he has a chance at decent separation.
However, I cannot put full blame on pilots in this occasion.
I had appealed for ATC yesterday, and reiterated that today. I got nothing. Before the event me and @Carson were pleading for someone to open. Thankfully, IFATC Ash (sry don’t know forum) opened for us. It was difficult for him, but everyone got away fine. Again, me and @Carson pleased for approach and tower, but none came. By the time tower did arrive, the mess was too bad.
Unfortunately some people gave the sense that they didn’t wish to control, because this event was on. We had 50 people on advanced. More people then any other region 10 minutes before the actual start. Yet all we got the whole night, was 2 controllers most Saturday nights we get 5 airports open. @Nick_Catalano and Ash, thank you so much, I can understand the difficulty.
Had we had more ATC, that mess would not have existed.
Going forward, I hope to regroup, and when next week competition starts, we can get into the true spirit of the IFO.
We will not he having an IFO event on the Expert server again.