This topic goes out to the pilots of the expert server and any IFATC that commonly control hubs, or just in general that may have an opinion on the following.
Hello to everyone reading this! Today, Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport was open and with the flash flight that Misha hosted, we, as IFATC, knew that it would bring in plenty of traffic.
With that in mind, we came to a consensus to split ground (west and east), tower (west and east), and approach (west and east).
It got myself, and others as well, thinking about how often we split these hubs’ frequencies, which is often little to none, excluding radar.
With that said, my question is this to those of you that fly on the expert server :
Do you like and enjoy when there is multiple frequencies of ground, tower, and approach?
- Yes, it gives a realistic feel to my experience.
- Yes, I love the excitement of switching through multiple frequencies and controllers.
- No, it wastes time when it can be done by one veteran controller.
- No, I like the shortest and least complicated service possible.
- No, the ATIS is too complicated and long to read and understand, therefore it can get very confusing.
To those of you that are IFATC and control hubs and busier locations :
Do you find that controlling is easier and/or better when there is multiple frequencies of ground, tower, and approach?
- Yes, it lightens my work load and creates an easier session for me.
- Yes, I like collaborating and working with other controllers to provide good service to the expert server, and don’t mind splitting.
- No, it creates too much of a hassle to communicate with other controllers.
- No, I could do it myself, and it’s inefficient to split a frequency that may cause confusion to the pilots.
This topic could potentially shape the way that we control and provide service to all of you that look for a seamless, good service on the expert server, so please take this seriously and answer with what you actually believe. I look forward to all of your responses!