So, as my approach controller vectored me and 15 other planes into TFFR, his app crashed. Then, the chaos began. He brought us in like this:
Then, some pilots came in from the north
But instead of continuing the approach sequence, they caused a huge cluster****
So I reported them all, but that’s not it. As they sorted it out (not really, just pretending they didn’t notice), I continued inbound with 3 planes around me.
As I turn final, another aircraft cuts me off.
So I go around, but the issue is, the pilot behind me thinks that he should follow me, almost resulting in a mid-air collision.
So, as I come back in, with the other pilot following me, I have to go to the very back of arriving traffic, while the aircraft that followed me.m, cut in front of another, at less than minimum separation.
- Never ever follow the plane in front of you in a go around, he might be going around to avoid you!
- As you are approaching an airfield, check how the controller is bringing pilots in, so if he leaves, you still do the right thing.
- Of you ever see yourself in one of those clusters, get out of it. Just because they do wrong doesn’t mean you should
- Don’t cut pilots off
- Lastly, be realistic. If you think in real life, you would be as close as that to another aircraft, or if you think that you can land an A320 at a 3000 foot strip, think about it. (I actually saw that ^ happen on the way to the destination.)
And remember, just because you can fly on expert, doesn’t mean you should fly on expert.