Just a quick suggestion, I think we should replace “Request Take Off” with “Holding Short Rwy___ Ready for departure”
- Because that is far more realistic and the actual call used (Having actually flown in both Europe and USA myself)
- give the poor ATC folk a breather… its quiet obvious that everyone wants to take off from “said” runway, make matters redundant if there was a Ground Controller at the time, he already cleared you to taxi to a runway and hold short… and only one person at a time could “technically” be holding short.
The reason I’m saying “technically” is that until you are actually holding short of the Correct runway i purpose you shouldn’t be allowed to contact tower. hopefully that eases the unnecessary communication and keep things more realistic… and get people to actually listen the controllers in terms of which runway they should use. Yes nobody likes a long taxi, but whats the point of controllers if me people take off any which direction they please.