Max Sez: I recognize congested hi-tempo aerodromes when I see one on the big boy server there not unusual., The departure gaggle and restrictive NOTAM at pre-event Zurich got my attention today, my GA was a no go into LSZH Airspace. Operationally, 3 perfectly good green runways in both directions with only two being utilized for departures for the Trash Haulers. Green 16 was wide open for departures with minimal in bounds but went unused. The 2 departure “Q’s” where chock-a-blocked, the delays where unacceptable due to PPPP in my opinion. The NOTAM restricted use of 3 local low class airports (LSMD, LSPH & LSZK) within Zurich “Big” Ring with a Ghost threat. A novel idea, it gives the terminal control nodes open skies and keeps GA’s out of sight and mind.
GA Discrimination remains alive and well! Who’d a thunk it.
*MOD’s Would have placed this in ATC but as one’s opinion General seems best.