This is not an in app feature request. It has already been requested. Rather, this is a way to implement improved ATC comms now.
IFATC has private slack chat. Others have their own slack or discord. I am requesting a single place where IFATC can live chat with pilots on a strictly voluntary basis. A separate chat can cause a distraction, so it shouldn’t be a requirement.
Recently I’ve been on discord and a few ATC have joined. It really is nice to be able to send a quick message to clarify something. For example, I was contacted and asked for intentions while still trying to scroll through the airport list to request approach. Too many airports, not on the list, so needed to request vectors. Then going back to request approach, it shows up on the list so I requested the approach. It would have been nice just to type a quick message to explain so he wasn’t irritated or confused.
Also it would be good for a special request when time permits.
In general, it would allow more real time comms and function in a way like the landline a controller has IRL.
Again, this is a request for IFATC to voluntarily join a public chat. Whether it be the IF Community discord or another slack/discord. It would be good for better interaction on and off the app.