So I’m currently trying to work my way up to expert server, I am pretty experienced for a 14 year old. I understand directions and etc… although when I get to Expert Server, does anyone know any critical things that can get my into trouble? (Reports, Violation, Penalty, Ghost)? Is there things I should be worried about?? Other than Realism and seriousness??
@Chris_Wing Couldn’t have done it better by giving you sources to look at. But all in all when you may make a mistake or a little tiny hiccup along the road, just be confident and mature in yourself next time and always follow instructions as best as possible at any given moment. Take a look at other examples presented through the forum of what some pilots have done wrong, and take that to do something right ;)
In addition to what @Luke_M said, be patient. I’ve seen many newer expert server pilots pushback from their place in line, and move to another taxiway in order to takeoff first. When it was clearly my turn in line he phased through me with at least 3 other people watching. Let’s just say he didn’t take off that day ;)
Just follow all directions no matter how inconvenient they are🤷🏻♂️
Had that problem multiple times today on training server, (I usually am KLAX tower ATC) It was a very crowded frequency and a very big pileup bc the tower before me quit. I was realistically bring in landings and sending off departures as soon as the runway was clear. But some people decided to stay on ground frequency, and phase thru the line and takeoff without permission. About 5+ min later I cleared this line up and was waiting for the next crowd.
That’s the first thing that came to my mind. I am afraid to embarrass myself or do the wrong things on IF… especially when I make it to Expert… so I thought asking the community would help clarify my questions, and I have gotten tons of help from the community!!! Best decision!!!
You know something i had the same worries when i was about to join expert server. I created a topic on the forum and got all this wonderful advice from all the regulars of the community.
They assured me that there is no need to worry and in my book you are a winner as well. As as a result of that i am a better pilot today.
NOTE!! If your flying to an airport with IFATC Make sure you’re tuned to the Approach before arrival and follow instructions, otherwise you’ll be ghosted ( Landing and Tunning the Tower without the permission from the approach will result in you being ghosted ) Have a wonderful day =) the moment you experience how amazing IF EXPERT Pilots and events , FNF, IFATC Schedule, believe me you won’t be going back to training server unless your grade is demoted ;)