I hate having to make a topic like this, but I truly feel the need for it.
Almost every time I fly into a crowded ATC airspace on expert I have a disappointing experience. Wether it’s approach not being able to handle planes or ground issuing hold position commands for no reason, the level of unprofessionalism on expert has truly gone down. Today at Honolulu approach literally forgot about me. It’s only when I was like 60nm away that I checked in and got a priority approach. Worse, I once was ghosted for checking in too often and the controller said « Approach will never forget about you ». Well today they did forget about me and it completely ruined my flight.
I’d like to see more professionalism on the expert server as well as more realistic procedures being used when able. I’m tired of landing on a runway that doesn’t exist or isn’t used IRL. I have now decided to take a break from flying into ATC airspace because of this.
Hopefully our lovely IFATC team can ensure these types of situations don’t happen in the future.
This post is not created to insult or make fun on IFATC controllers. It was created to bring awareness about what needs to change.