Expert server advice

Steps to fly on expert:

  1. Know of to fly the plane! (Which I’m pretty sure you got the hang of if you are grade 3)
  2. Follow ATC instructions! (They aren’t like on Training server, they know what they are doing!)
  3. Don’t do things that normally get you a violation in TS! (You can get ghosted for doing those things)
  4. Enjoy your first flight!
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Thanks everyone!

Yeah mate don’t worry, I was scared the first time as well, as long as u follow ATC instructions and don’t break any other rules/ be an i****t then u’ll be fine.

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Hope you had a good first flight on Expert.

You had some good advice above, and I’m sure you took it serious.
There are a lot of pilot tutorials on YouTube. If you go to the #tutorials section, you’ll find them.

Remember IFATC don’t have a mission to ghost you. So don’t just quit when you get a “please follow instructions”.

If you get told to “please check tutorials on the forum”, you can first check this reference.

See you in the expert skies.

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This would also be a great topic to look at:)

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When flying in and out of uncontrolled airports it’s just the same as the training server. You just have to make sure you don’t get the normal violations. Generally, of late players don’t change their habits from the training server when go to the “expert” server.

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I didn’t realise we could spawn where we like at an airport, another school day here for me today.

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Here is a tip, fly expert but don’t go to ATC controlled airports for the first week. Then when you are on and you do go to an ATC airport you will forget you are on expert. That’s what I did then you realize it isn’t bad at all lol.

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Thanks guys I flew patterns at Miami with @SwedishFlyer which gave me more confidence thanks!

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Hope you enjoyed!

I was ATC :)

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Oh thanks a lot you were very good better than anybody on training server I have ever seen thanks!

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Thanks! Got really busy at one point. It’s a ghost town now

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@mkwiecek didn’t you come to my ATC tracking thread once?

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And remember, if they tell you “follow instructions or you will be ghosted” don’t be scared and leave like a lot of ppl do, figure out first what are you doing wrong then you can say “I’m sorry” and fix it. The most you fly the easiest it will be!

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Yes, I have!

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I too had doubts when I first went on the the expert server, but if you just keep practicing and eventually you’ll be a master.

Don’t worry, when I did my first flight in expert my heart was racing so fast, but if you listen to atc, you will be okay.

also whatever you do do not fly upside down in an f22 jk but as the other have said just listen to atc and you should be good to go

If you are new at Expert Server and if you hear “check tutorials”, this is the key word so you can leave the game immediately =) or you could have been ghosted.

This is not true.

We use “check tutorials” when it’s clear an aircraft has some misunderstanding of commands - but it’s the most gentle command we have. For example:

I send “check tutorials” when an aircraft has been cleared for the ILS by approach, but when the check in with me on tower the say “on final for runway xx” instead of “on the ILS”. It’s a simple mistake and one I would certainly never ghost for. But it’s an improper radio call, and if the pilot is someone who wants to get better, hopefully they will either watch more tutorials, or even reach out directly to ask why they were given “check tutorials”. (I take a screenshot almost every time I send “check tutorials, in the hopes that the pilot will reach out and ask why, and it can be turned into a learning moment… sadly, I think I’m contacted about 2% of the time.)

Now - “please follow instructions or you will be ghosted” is more serious. However, even this command does not mean that there is a 100% chance you will be ghosted. This is used as a final warning - if the aircraft continues to disobey commands after that command, a ghost is highly likely. If an aircraft tried to cut in sequence, they’re most likely going to get a “please follow instructions” - but I get it. When there are six planes in the sequence, it can be easy to get confused - so if after the “please follow instructions” the aircraft realizes it’s mistake and rejoins the proper sequence then all is forgiven and they won’t run into issues. On the other hand, if they continue to cut off another aircraft… yes, there’s going to be a ghosting.

I would almost never recommend quitting unless you receive a “please follow instructions” and you have absolutely no idea why, or what you’re doing wrong and how to fix it - then it may be best to leave. But if you do… take a screenshot of the log and the map real quick then back out. Contact the controller. Ask what was wrong. And learn from what happened so you won’t make the mistake again.

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