Not a taxiway!

As an IFATC member this is not something we would ghost for. Usually there isn’t too much traffic at Charlie airports so the controller would most likely just issue a takeoff clearance from that spot.

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Well, I’m not sure about this… (same airport above) controller (IFATC) told someone to line up and wait but he took off and the controller was totally fine with that and just said frequency change approved…

I guess that would have been a good time for “please wait for takeoff without clearance.” But as IFATC, we don’t like to ghost and it is a last resort option for a pilot who is disobeying instructions or interfering with other traffic. In the case your describing, the pilot wasn’t following instructions but most likley wasn’t interfering with other traffic, so the controller let it go.

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