So, okay, I’m fairly new and Grade 2. I also have a current love affair with my Citation X. But I digress.
I was just on the training server. I carefully plotted FPL from Catalina to Ontario, observe all etiquette related to speed and altitude, request frequency handoffs so nobody gets their feelings hurt, and receive ILS landing clearance for 26R from KONT tower.
Seconds after I announce I am on final and the Tower answers “Roger N1313B,” KONT Tower then invites someone to LINE UP AND WAIT on 26R. At 500’ AGL, I see a big fat jet sitting on the numbers, abort landing, announce go around, and Tower tells me “sorry bud, no pattern work.” I go around anyway and land on 26L.
(I forgot to mention someone was taking off TOWARD me from the OTHER end of 26L while my thrust reversers were going full blast.)
I get the heck off runway, contact ground, announce all clear, end flight, collect XP, plant face in palm.
I guess I’m just venting. No harm done I suppose. Somebody tell me - is this normal life on the training server?!
And I know pilots can be violated and ghosted for dumb flying - can pilots flag controllers for dumb controlling?