**Skip “Background” if one already is educated on colorblindness
I was thinking about this earlier, and until I played this Simulator, I never really understood why pilots can't be colorblind.
When I was six years old, I was diagnosed with mild/moderate protan vision, commonly referred to as red-green colorblindness. Since then, it didn't make my life worse per say (Lord knows there are way worse problems in the world right now than being colorblind), just more annoying in some details, such as whenever someone notices I mistake red for brown, I say I'm colorblind, then they go into asking a series of "What color is this?" Questions, which can really tick me off at times. (just a piece of advise, if you ever meet/find out a person is colorblind, do not ask them that question. It is considered both rude and annoying).
Until I was six, I always wanted to be a pilot, until the day that the unfortunate news cam and broke my heart. It disappeared into the back of my mind, and then came back about six months ago, when I discovered the Air Force granted exceptions to non-severe colorblind applicants. However, this is very rare.
If this game is truly realistic (it sure does look like it), then through my eyes, I would think that one would not allowed to be an ATC, and pilots would be fine. I had no trouble differentiating the runway lights, or any lights, when I flew a plane. The ATC however, I could not differentiate the ATC vs. the planes in the transcript.
I would like to know what your guys' stance is on this topic. Should people with colorblindness be able to fly? Should they be able to work ATC? Please leave your comments or questions below, I am really excited to see what you guys think!