So yesterday at ksfo the tower told me to line up and waitas it was busy. I was using the open 10’s and the orange 28’s were used for landing. I had to sit for like 2-3 minutes waiting for clearance then the runway idle violation came up, good thing that as soon as it popped up tower went offline. Which was a relief because I went full power in the 757.
Is it the towers fault?
Can you make this longer in case it’s busy at an airport?
The violations purpose is to stop you from blocking the runway. In my opinion, a better idea would be to have the violation only when ATC is not present. Of course this would only be on Expert. Just my idea.
You shouldn’t receive the runway idle violation if you were instructed to line up and wait. The ‘hold short of runway xx’ command means do not enter the runway, which is probably why you received a notification. Be careful to pay attention to ATC commands. Entering an active runway without permission is likely to end up in a level 3 violation.
Now I see why. I believe that rule is still upheld on the training server so that pilots don’t troll controllers. TS controllers can’t report, so they would just have to see a plane blocking their runway