I just read a post in which a pilot was complaining about being ghosted (and I read a couple more others). Most of the times, the pilot is frustrated, to say the least, others might join in the conversation and after a few more replies the thread is closed. We might not know how everything ended up. So I’m going to share what happened in my case.
I worked to get to Expert Server. Finally was there. I did a couple of flights, all good. During the time it took me to get to ES, I read as much as possible, watched/studied the tutorials trying to get ready for ES experience. So after a few flights, I decided to join a busy airport (at that time was Amsterdam). So I choose a Cessna Citation, an airport close to EHAM and was really excited about this. I took off and in 30 seconds I received a report. No warning, no nothing. BOOM!
No need to tell you that I was frustrated. Not so much because I got the report but because I didn’t understand why. So I went to the forums, read some more, decided to post my complain and waited.
In a very short time people pointed me in the right direction, told me to get in contact with the IFATC which gave me the report. I did that, got in touch with @Adam_Macaulay and I got into a polite and respectful conversation. He explained clearly what happened, what were his reasons for doing so, why he didn’t warn me, answered every question I had and pointed me to a mod which he thought will be most helpful. After a few more replies with @Levet, the report was lifted.
Mistakes will be made by pilot (as was in my case) and ATC’s, no one is perfect or infallible. We are all here to learn and enjoy. A polite and teachable attitude (from both the pilot and the ATC and in my case Adam was one of these people) will get us further away than accusations and name calling.
So I encourage you to give a chance to a polite and teachable attitude when find yourself in these kind of situations.