Add reporting them to that and we’ll be headed in a good direction :)
I agree. And people now don’t take the system seriously. They tend to enter Expert as soon as they can but got no true experience with the aircraft/ATC because they rushed it.
My apologies for leaving. I really did not want to. I had a crash, and while usually I am able to return right away, the server had locked me into the slot, so I was unable to “replace myself” and return. I did not intentionally abandon you, I promise, as you can see by the post I made linked to by DeerCrusher.
I wish it was clear what the plan was to everyone, unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. While I was there, everyone was patient (with the huge back taxi, I need more separation than usual and I was the only radar facility open, so everyone was headed there.).
My plan was to immediately return (I would never intentionally leave a situation like that), however the server thwarted me. Sorry.
Yes, I very much so agree! The expert server is for serious pilots and it doesn’t take much common sense to know that you need spacing between aircraft without approach telling you!
I would like to see the number of reports that it takes for someone to be ghosted on the expert server reduced for situations like the aircraft in the last two photos you provided.
I don’t think anyone is blaming you. I think this post is more about what happens after controllers leave.
I still remember when me and @Kyle.Plane were flying on EDDL. The situation was okay until the ATC left. Then the craziness began. People starts taxiing through grasses, Cut people’s line, and land in the opposite direction. It was chaos on there
Maybe the developers can impose stricter requirements to enter Expert. And maybe we can reduce the report count from 3 to 2 pilots instead imho
I always report pilots who behave like this. I do wonder if they ever got that third report? Perhaps pilots who act unprofessionally are taking their chance that they won’t be reported three times and get ghosted. I’m willing to bet that pilots who behave this way once, probably do so often; wouldn’t it be worth considering to expand on the reporting to include number of reports in a week? IMO, if you are reported five times in a five day span, you’re due disciplinary action.
This post really goes to show that you never know who is watching. From my own experiences on the Expert Server without ATC, I have seen so many community members committing these ‘crimes’ it isn’t even funny. (It isn’t even funny when one person does it). Something really does need to happen.
I’ve been saying it time and again and time again. Pilots need to still behave and have pilot etiquette even when an ATC leaves an airport. I cannot stand when an air traffic controller leaves an airport in the pilots act crazy knowing that they cannot be ghost or reported by the other pilots on the expert server. Just today I had to PM a pilot taxiing thru gates and cutting pilots off and gave him a piece of my mind. So yes I agree with this post… bring back report button, 3X for ghosting and pilots… get your act together on the expert server or stay away
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Most of these people are most likely kids who ask their mum to get this “game” for them to play on. They fly so many hours & land with APPR and there they have grade 3 & can fly on Expert.
Maybe change the landings to manual landings so some people can’t slip through like this.
Quote of the whole year
Thank you! It’s very true:)
Could not agree more. I’ve said it before, grade level does not equal experience . I’ve met some very official and qualified grade 2 pilots (back when I flew TS1) and I’ve met some very horrible grade five pilots.
Slightly off topic but the worst thing is when your controlling on TS1 and people tune in just to ignore you and collide with other traffic. And kudos to @SkyHighGuys and @Pilotmaster2129 for replying so quick
Maybe not the right word here. “Skill” would be better in the context ;)
I agree wholeheartedly, though, whenever I go onto the expert server I come expecting quality pilots. When i don’t get that, I get rather annoyed at the number of inadequate pilots that fly on the server.
Exactly. There’s really no other way of saying it. And as to the skill and experience in my book they are tied hand in hand so when I say one I mean both and I realize I should clarify that. So my bad.
I think this is the reason why we should back into the old system which is based on Standings (100%) requirements to enter this server
Report button NEEDS to get back to app. its not fair to pilots who follow rules and get their flight ruined every day. This new law that takes ghost out from pilots just messed pilots who do follow rules leaving them exposed to be bullied as wanted. ATC leaves and we just end flight or change region cause we know what will happen.
If report button was taken cause it didnt work as wanted, well, this way doesn’t work either and just makes it worse for respectful pilots.