Expert Server ATC may now ghost pilots for not following procedures broadcasted on the ATIS frequency.
Whether arriving or departing, please always adhere to pertinent information such as straight out departures only (fly runway heading to the end of the cone), no intersection departures, flight plan requirements (prior to requesting taxi), etc. If under the control of ATC follow their instructions. Actual ATC instructions will always trump ATIS information, such as Departure issuing a turn immediately after takeoff despite ‘straight out only’ being broadcasted.
This change holds all parties accountable and makes certain that everyone is taking the extra time to properly check airport conditions and procedures much like you would in the real world. As always, a warning will still be given if time/traffic conditions permit.
With this change we have also added “Not following ATIS” to controller’s list of ghostable reasons allowing it to appear in your logbook if ghosted for this reason.
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