I’m asking you guys because I’ve no idea how to treat this situation: while I was on my routes to busy airports (I’m mostly using procedures) it happened to me quite a few times that my airplane was very close to other airplanes. I would describe my flight routine as very defensive in general. However I can’t say this regarding the pilots that headed the same flight routes as I did.
If possible I try to evade their course an force my plane to increase distance.
But one time this has become worse: I got myself a level 2 violation and frankly speaking: this somehow feels unfair. As I was on straight course the other plane (VFR) cut my course 2 times. I tried to lower my altitude to evade him, but wasn’t fast enough. And boom: disconnected. I’m not sure if the other player got treated as well. But I don’t really care. Because I got that penalty. And I’m serious: this sucks so hard.
Since that happened to me I’m even more attentive regarding other pilots. But somehow it feels I was betrayed regarding my violations. Until then I only got 3 lvl 1 violations in total.
What is your experience. How do you guys handle such circumstances. (If you have ever been in the same situation)?