Well Hello fellow pilots!
Today’s been an amazing day; LAX was going strong with (nearly) all stations open, how cool! Yeah, I thought so too…
It became truly nerve wrecking to see a nearly 100 inbounds on an airport with just an approach and a ground(!?) controller. After a while, though, I was pleased to see a new set of stations had opened; this time, just G/T/ATIS. Still scary, but a bit more calming.
Then the circus began. It seems like most people on the expert server nowadays either don’t know how to keep an eye out for others and work with them - not against them - to create a safe airspace, or they just don’t care.
This joy of a person was flying with 0 willingness to create some separation between themselves and me. They also seemed unable to show willingness to change their speed to match mine. Seeing a violation count of around 200, that didn’t surprise me much.
That’s not where it ended, though. Ranging from ignoring the ATIS and still trying to land on 24L or 25R to stopping on the runway because we love using the parking brake upon landing. I had to go around right before landing, and opted to discontinue my flight as I did not feel like dealing with the dump of the people there any longer (exception to the controller, who had to deal with the “experts” around the airport, you have my sincere respect).
I am sick and tired of having to fly into an airport trying my utmost best to keep an eye out for others, trying to be realistic and to be as safe as possible, but instead having to deal with the fools that have access to the “expert” server.
My message to everyone who is such a fool: if you’d like to fly like someone who doesn’t give a bleep about others, take the training server, or even better: the casual server. If you feel like ignoring ATC and other pilots, you don’t deserve the service IFATC and the expert server provide for you.
Feel free to leave your comments, whether you agree or (respectfully!!) don’t. I’m always up for a civil conversation :D
Thanks for reading. Goodnight, and to the Americans on here: happy 4th!
If this topic is closed, so be it, at least I have had the opportunity to clear my mind and inform some others about the joys of the expert server.