When on the ground or mid-flight on live, I often feel like i am being pulled from frequency to frequency by Ground, Tower, Approach, Departure controllers.
If (per say) I have just landed, exited the runway, I have been told to contact Ground (I do so), I then get taxi clearance and I park/power down etc. More than once, I have then recieved an on guard warning from tower, this is repeated because I deny the request (I should be on Ground frq. and I am).
I have noticed that this only EVER occurs when Tower and Ground are controlled by the same person
A similar instance has also occurred multiple times when in coms with the Approach controller, I am being given vectors and pattern instructions before my final approach to landing. I have then received an on guard from Tower before Approach has handed me off!! Or better still, I receive an on guard from Departure, Centre or a different random Tower controller from some nearby airport!!
I understand, that this could purely be down to user error or lack of experience of the controller, but the persistence of some frequency change commands can be quite confusing. If I am send an on guard message, should I ignore it and wait to be handed off by the ATC who’s control I am currently under, or do I seek frequency change permission and switch over to the respective frequency?
Hope this makes sense to anyone, its a complicated issue that requires some explaining.