Details: I am proposing that pilots not be able to change call signs after they have contacted an active ground frequency.
I understand that pilots may want to change their call sign to ‘NOCOMMS,’ ‘ATCISSUE’ or something similar when they are approaching another actively controlled airport in flight if they are unable to communicate (see What to do if you are unable to communicate with ATC?).
With this in mind, I propose that once the pilot has been given ‘frequency change approved’ and switches over to a Unicom frequency by tower/departure/approach, at that point the ability to change call sign be re-instated for the pilot.
Rationale: When you have a lot of pilots on your ground frequency, it is difficult to keep up with the changes in call signs after a pilot has requested pushback/taxi. This would lessen the confusion on the controllers end and make the controlling experience a smidge better.
Open to suggestions to make this a better request. I don’t expect a lot of votes, as it’s not a 350 or livery request.