Have you ever been a controller that has seen pilots request a frequency change and never tuned out staying on your frequency for a very long time and the only way to remove them is to swipe away their strip? I have a solution for this issue that both controllers and pilots will benefit from.
My proposal is for pilots to have the option to have a Send & Tune Out response to a “frequency change approve” message issued by ATC.
We currently have a similar feature where pilots can automatically tune into another frequency when ATC hands the pilot off to a specific frequency.
I think this feature will come in handy for many, and I would like to see this added. Though this is a small feature request, the outcome can sure make a difference for both Controllers and Pilots.