what makes you personally think that you are an expert? Was it when you reached expert level, was it when you accomplished your first approach and landing with ATC without getting ghosted ( Like i have been on my first session on the expert server :)
I edited my question because i think some people felt insulted because i asked the question if someone can be an expert when he can not fly a plane in IF manually.
: For a pilot, as far as i believed to know, it is the most fun part of every flight. The landing by hand. Did things change?
From a certain point on, should someone who got the grade 3 or 4 or 5 and is flying on expert not be able to handle his plane manual? Or learn it? Every landing done by hand, in for example, crosswinds and by night , when it was a good one, makes, can speak for myself only,me happy ( in IF, in real it would be weird when i would ask the captain after landing if he doesnt want to applaud me because we did not crash ) I see many with thousands of landings and 100.000 XPs but they still can not fly by hand. This is please a discussion without emotions, there are enough flying around by hand that better should have used autopilot, and my approaches are for sure also not always what i consider " THAT approach looked like i belong to the expert server "…no for sure i was then happy it was night and i hoped not too many looked at the disaster while holding short.
So, why are you an expert?