Okay, here’s the thing.
Just landed a LH A320 at Madeira LPMA and I was actually so confused at the radio calls I received.
As I did not receive landing clearance when I first called tower (receiving on guard 50NM away) I reported my position as I kept on approaching the runway. Still no landing clearance. I hovered above the runway (r/maliciouscompliance) at 30ft agl and went around another time.
This time I landed (admittedly really badly, lol) without “CLEARED TO LAND LUFTHANSA 309” because honestly I couldn’t just be bothered anymore. It’s the first command for ATC on the screen, right? How could he have missed that?
This guy doesn’t have IFC in his username but does have IFPT so maybe that Virtual organisation could tell him off for not clearing me to land? His username was IFPT Miguel.
In the end I was the only aircraft landing but I did want to emphasise the point that I will not land at an active airport unless I hear “CALLSIGN CLEARED TO LAND RWY XX”