I know there may be similar topics regarding my concern, but I just want to point out a major issue I’ve been seeing on ES lately.
With free time in abundance, there’s been a lot more IFATC controllers passing their tests and starting to control the ES skies. However, I’d like to point out that passing your practical, which is 5-7 aircraft flying patterns, won’t adequately prepare you to handle hundreds of aircraft at the busiest airport in the sim. Especially since one can go from passing their practical to being a Specialist (Class Bravo-certified) in mere weeks.
In this case, I had to perform 2 consecutive go-arounds due to LUAWs being issued while on less than 2-mile final at WSSS. My advice for newer, lesser experienced controllers is to start off their Specialist operations controlling a less busy airport, and trying to stay away from the day’s hub. Going back to our example, you could open RPLL, which has significantly less traffic to deal with. I’m not going to name specific controllers, since I feel like this concern applies to most of the rookie controllers. (I can discuss today’s concerns with the controller in question via PM)
Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate each and every member of the IFATC team, and I am also currently in the training process to join it. They keep the skies moving smoothly, and without them, ES would be just like TS.
My main point in all of this is that newer controllers should try to avoid jumping in to control airports such as KLAX, EGLL, WSSS, etc, the moment they get promoted to Specialist. Sharpen your skills in a less busy airspace, before you get to moving hundreds of aircraft.