Dear Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers,
Unfortunately I had multiple issues today on Expert server when I had to perform an emergency stop only because some pilots can’t wait for less than a minute.
I can understand that you might have only a few minutes to take off but… you are on expert!!! Pilots can only see you when you are on the ground, when you are airborne ATC takes control and pilots don’t pay that much attention to other aircrafts. So let’s keep it realistic and be nice and kind to each other!
- When you have been given pushback clearance, please do have a look around! ATC controller might have been busy with Tower or Approach frequencies and might have not spotted another aircraft taxiing. If you heard a hold postition or give way command given to a plane behind you, then commit, otherwise wait!
- When pilots spawn in the places next to the runway when there is a queue… I know it’s hard but give this pilot who tries to enter the taxiway some space! It will literally take you less than a minute of your time but will benefit others a lot! Alternatively, you can perform a zip line taxi, when one aircraft for taxiway A enters taxiway B, then next pilot on taxiway B passes, then another pilot enters from A and so on. It’s not complicated and will work perfectly!!
One minute of your time will not make much difference for you, but can for another pilot whom you’ve just overtaken
After today’s Flash Flight, I feel like there is a need to add to this points
- If your runway is busy, or you see that you will not make it, or there is a lot of aircraft inbounding and you want to land… Please do not cut in line. Find a safe gape and join the queue there. We are all equal, if you will cut me, it will not always mean that you’ll make it before me
P.S. If you will do something unethical, please do not expect others to have appropriate attitude to you.