I’m currently flying a quick hop from SEA to LAX on TS1 to get a break from the Expert server that I have been for about a week now. I spawned in and immediately was being spammed to “Standy by.” I thought that he may have just an issue with the device or something like that. After pushing back. The controller told me to taxi to 34C and proceeded as told. When holding short to take off is when things got strange. I contacted the tower when holding short, which the ground controller told me to do. “Taxi to Runway 34C contact tower when ready.” So I contact the tower and he spammed me to “hold position.” Well, no one was on final and I have been holding short for about 5min now. I contact the tower again and he tells me to hold short 34C. About 3min later he finally tells me “American 1 1 0 9 Cleared for Immediate takeoff.” As on my takeoff roll, I was being spammed to “please wait before taking off.” About a good 20+ times. As I was climbing another aircraft was having the same problem I was having, being spammed too! Climbing through 10,000 feet I was continued to be spammed with “contact ground on 121.7” I am currently at FL340 and it just got done with the messages.
I understand that we can not do anything about this, but possibly having certified Expert Pilots to deal with this kind of stuff. Possibly having short-term suspensions for this. Or a feature that could let the pilots vote-kick the ATC operator and suspend him for a short time.
If you have come across a situation on TS1 before let me know @Cpt_Richard or in the comments.
And a huge heads up if you are flying out of SEA anytime soon.