What is this guy doing?

Just finished my flight from london to Lille.
I announced that I will be taking off rwy 27L and this guy (capi Santiago) supposedly grade 4 decided to take off from the opposite side of the runway with 12kts of cross back wind without ANY messages on the Unicom.
Here’s the replay :

A quick reminder : Expert server is where people want to obide by the rules, not for random flights. This enerves me

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If there was no ATC, there is nothing you can do. My best bet would be that he forgot to announce intentions, or couldn’t hear your message. I understand your anger, but sometimes people make mistakes; humans are humans.

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It is frustrating indeed, but there’s nothing much you can do since ATC wasn’t active.

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he probably couldn’t hear you, this happened to me recently where you can only read the messages on top and he probably couldn’t see you.

Unfortunately this happens - I had a case where I was cut off by a guy on approach who thought he didn’t need to use Unicom because there were only a few planes around.

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Unfortunately this happens. We will take a look