Rant mode: On.
As an IFATC controller, I see my fair share of the good, the bad, and the ugly. The truth of the matter is, it’s getting worse. With training turning into causal day by day, their is no place for future ES pilots to learn who to properly use ATC and fly. If you get sent CHP or a warning, just remember, IFATC is here to help. Shoot us a PM and we’ll gladly explain any mistakes and the right thing to do. But what about the 75% not on the IFC? At the moment, there is nothing in app that says “hey, here are some links to help you learn how to use atc” after you get reported or sent CHP. Should their not be some system in place for them, to learn from their mistakes? If we don’t make an active effort to go one more step past CHP, how will anyone ever learn? If we’re being honest, how many pilots have actually gone to the IFC and checked the Help Pages after receiving the message? Most likely next to none. One solution would to be to have a pop up, in app, that displays “learning links” after receiving CHP. Or maybe the tutorial section could be highlighted after someone first downloads the app. Expert is called expert for a reason. Sure pilots irl screw up from time to time, but they have the opportunity to learn from their mistakes. This is why we need things like this, as well as the things I mentioned-
Once pilots are able to learn from their mistakes, the quality of ES will be much better and truly an “expert” server.
Rant mode: off for now.