Sorry for the vent, but there is a question at the end…
I’ve been working hard at learning ATC, especially Approach which I find the most interesting. But since I’m still new, I’m stuck on the training server. I’ve been putting in a lot of work at KJFK because of the amount of traffic that comes through, and because it’s also where I work, so I’m familiar with it and the surrounding area.
Just now, I had a nice flow going, and then about five aircraft in a row completely ignore instructions and approach closed runways. I’m not sure if Tower attempted to stop them or not, but they continued to land anyway.
Which leads to my question. Is there an airport that is also pretty busy so I can continue to learn, that the pilots tend to follow instructions better? Someone once mentioned the “paid regions” are better. Any input? And have any of you who control had similar experiences when starting out?