The… expert server?

Couple of examples today on the expert server at Heathrow today; first one is “escorting” the other into Heathrow, other one doing circuits the opposite runway to the one where everyone was landing


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Expert Server is basically the Training Server when ATC isn’t online

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And even when ATC is active…

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Yeah not on my watch (I’m an IFATC). You pull up in front of a plane taking off or landing on the runway without being told to, you’re getting a nice 7 day vacation (if I was the one that messed up I’d simply cancel takeoff clearance or tell you to HS (depending where you end up) and issue G/A if needed). Even if the airport is empty, taking off or landing without permission or landing/taking off from the wrong runway is an instant 7 day vacation.

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This is proof enough to IF that we need change in the expert server 😂 . Thanks for liking my post everyone and I’m glad you agree with me.

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Nothing much can be done sadly. The other day someone was TOLD to GIVE way to ME, what did he do?? Cut across me and ifatc was active. Yet he was only giving a warning. Should have being a Level 3 violation. We defo need a revamp of the ES because you have TS pilots doing nothing more than touch and goes (to gain access to ES) and they have zero experience.

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Failure to give way is actually a level 2 violation, but yeah I probably would’ve given it to them, although depending on the parameters. Obviously if it looks like it may have been more of just bad timing (the ATC can’t see everything in time), I’ll try my best to change what I was trying to go on with that GWC

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That won’t do anything because even if you had 100,000 plus hours they may still do the same thing when Atc is not active

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I’m quite a experienced player and I always have a pro active approach with regards to taxi, there is only so much you as IFATC can do and ourselves as pilots need to read and anticipate others and their actions.It’s why I always taxi slow esp busy server and around blind spots. The a380 esp doesn’t stop on a dime so that needs to be taken into account when taxing.

I always try and make life easier for you guys and use my best judgment and common sense

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Depends tho. I have like 800~ hours on IF but I also hold a real life pilot cert so I may be more qualified on the expert server as opposed to some people with 5000 hours on IF 🤷🏼‍♂️ Theres so many factors to account for.

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Should be able to report players doing bad things even without ATC present

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Ive definelty noticed a lot more pilots on the expert server that just dont fly with respect. They speed up on the taxi way just to cut me off so they can take off first. They dont slow down on approach so their sitting right behind me. Its kind of frustrating because expert server never used to have people do this often but now its kind of the new normal :(

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There should also be penalties for using incorrect runways or landing with tailwinds. I try to use the correct runways for arrivals and departures - it only takes a few seconds to search. Pretty much any uncontrolled airport has chaotic operations with people landing and taking off in all directions regardless of realism or weather.

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yes maybe that, but atc needs to become not so HARSH AND BAN YOU FOR NO REASON. it happend to me. got banned for crossing runway when told to. expert atc sucks other than @SamB777 and my other good friends that are IFATC. one time i had to sit at CYYJ for 30 minutes cause everywhere was clear but controller wouldn’t allow pushback

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Thanks William I never report unless I have no choice. Maybe you could apply for IFATC?

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i can’t, i won’t be out of grade 2 till november. I’m also waiting for IFAET

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If you were reported but were told to cross you should’ve appealed it

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the…fact that i have said this liken 5 times and people still want to comment, I DID REPORT IT!

that was to everyone, not just you

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Sure the new grade requirements are a bit annoying on Expert Server. Sure there will be those people.

Though I think they’ll learn pretty quick that this is an Expert Server for a reason if they do anything around ATC. Even getting Level 1 Violations because they came straight from Casual and didn’t realize those are a thing.

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Damn, I’m not on your list of the chosen ones. Sad.

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