When I’m flying on the Expert Server I usually have my region all to myself, due to the time differences.
I consider myself lucky when there are a couple of other pilots flying as well and especially lucky when there is ATC.
However, when that happens, not a day goes by that I don’t hear jets requesting ‘Flight following’, I see pilots flying small jets using ‘Super’ in their call sings, pilots flying by them selves using ‘Flight of X’ in their call sign or pilots confusing left and right traffic. Just naming a few things I come across with just a few pilots. I can’t image the mess when it’s crowded.
I know there are a lot of much more important things to worry about (like if the Concorde is confirmed or not LOL!) (kidding), but I’m starting to get tired of this lack of knowledge.
The Expert Server is supposed to be for “experts”. Not real experts of course, but at least a certain level of basic knowledge should be present.
What would be the best way to increase the level of knowledge?
Tutorials don’t really seem to help. Maybe make watching them mandatory? I don’t know how that would or could be enforced though.
@Maxmustang has mentioned some sort of Pilot Training. That sounds really good, but how would that be put into practice?
I know things like this have been discussed many times before. Hopefully soon a solution will be found.
I love IF. I’d like to help if possible. I just don’t know how.