Inactive Controller Question

Hello, I just have a quick question about what to do when you experience a controller that doesn’t respond.

I had everything completed for pushback, and I contacted ground. No response. I waited a minute or two, and tried again. No response.

Should I have just left the gate anyway? Do I do the right thing by leaving? I rules out the first option quickly as I did not want the controller to be a troll and report me for not following instructions.

Best regards,


What server were you on? If it was training server, then things like this are to be expected and there’s not much you can do about it.


I was in training, mainly because I wanted ATC. Should I just try to stay off there altogether?

Wait a bit. Once it’s been 3 minutes the controller will get kicked off anyway.


Yep, as @TimShan05 said above
There’s really nothing you can do about it
It’s the Training Server
And things like this happens a lot

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Normally the server will kick the controller out if he or she doesn’t respond for a certain amount of time, but it will also be glitched sometimes.


Training server ATC can’t ghost anyone - they’re not qualified, anyone can do it. If a training server ATC is being a troll, just ignore them like you would ignore a troll pilot, because nothing can be done about them.


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