I am super tired of joining a server with ATC and it only lasts a few minutes. I can understand they have other lives but there should be a minimum 1 hour commitment if your going to act as ATC. So many times I join and don’t even get my flight plans done and ATC is gone.
There is a minimum of 1 hour on Bravos and 30 minutes on Charlies
This is for Expert correct?
Firstly, was this on the training server? If so then ATC are free to do whatever they want with no rules and regulations so they can open for 5 minutes and then proceed to close if they so wish.
If this was on the expert server then as J-F_V said, IFATC members have a requirement to be open for 30 minutes at a class Charlie airport such as TNCM and 1 hour at a airport such as EGLL. Controllers who close early need to have a good reason as to why as this is generally not accepted.
If this was on expert I do convey an apology for the service you encountered.
yep. IFATC standards on expert
1 hour for bravo
30 minutes for Charlies and delta’s
I know that, I’m asking Kody if he was on expert or training
Hi @Kody_Schmitt, I would recommend you to fly as per the ATC Schedule as you will have a greater chance of getting ATC.
It’s on expert
I am on expert and I use mostly LAX in the last few weeks I join a expert server in LAX and with in a few minutes ATC is gone it’s very frustrating
Maybe the ATC has already finished his 1 hour shift when you joined
Could be. But multiple times in a row
Look I wouldn’t report this if it was a once in awhile situation. This happens often on west coast expert server
Hey man, I can absolutely understand your frustration. As already mentioned LAX as a Bravo requires a 1h shift as a minimum for every ATC. However if your timing is unfortunate you’ll join the airport when someone’s shift is over. I recommend to have a look at the schedule and plan your flights accordingly to it. Your chances to get covered by ATC for your dep and arrival airport are quite high. :)
Thanks everyone. We are looking into it