Alright, people. I was just on-duty at JFK, and some things were incredibly astounding. There was an incredible amount of things that was just shameful to the IF community as a whole.
First off, I can’t count how many people just barreled in the runway at a high speed, severely impeding traffic flow. I gave countless “maintain slowest practical speeds,” but some people just don’t get it. I repeat, and I repeat, YOU WILL NOT STALL at 170 knots! Heck, the B737 lands at 130 knots with full flaps with autoland. You will be perfectly fine! The few people who land their A380s right (at around 140 knots) did it perfectly, without having to make any adjustments or worry about a stall. Most people were coming in at a range of 200-240 knots which was wayyy too high.
Second off, very few of you had any regard for sequencing… AT ALL. At one point, five of you were muddled inside a 10-mile “soup” radius of a circle. I can’t count how many “make a left/right 360 spacing” I had to give, due to people not being considerate about others and the welfare of traffic flow. It is your responsibility as pilots to consider the safety of others, especially if approach isn’t around. I don’t have the time to babysit each and every one of you, especially if I’m busy. Some aspects of sequencing may have seemed weird to you, or changed at one point, due to the constant shifting of people in the “soup” or others who just logged out due to frustration.
Third, many of you were incredibly uncooperative with approach. I had many instances where it seemed like people weren’t happy with what approach wasn’t telling them, and promptly tuned into the tower. This clogged up my frequency, and I sent those of you who did so back to approach for proper vectoring. The problem still persisted, with a ridiculous amount of you not attempting to work with approach. This was shameful, not to mention that the life of us controllers was made a lot harder. NY is full of major airports close to each other, so we need to know what you’re being vectored into.
Again, take those into consideration. I’m sorry to say, but tonight was an embarrassment to the IF advanced server, ever since the higher XP was updated. Pilots, please don’t make our jobs harder than it has to be. Just follow instructions, and work with what you have!
//Advanced ATC 2