What I have noticed is some users will leave the app or have a network loss when they are on the taxiway, runway, just departed, or when they are on the approach. These times are the worst times this could happen.
When you return your likely to be right in front of, in, or right behind another plane.
Please if you loose your network or leave the app and dont come back within thirty seconds just quit and start again. These periods when your in the airport airspace will take you between 10 to 30 minutes of dedicated time so dedicate yourself to them.
Yes I know you are on a 10 hour floght and your network goes down right as you entered the ILS and by god you will not waste that opportunity. Once the network comes back, if tower or approach is active they now scramble to determine the best method for aircraft separation. Worse yet, you could be reported for interfering with traffic flow.
Be safe just quit and save yourself and others from the heartache that occurs because you departed and returned at the worst time.
So to recap, how much time do you have if you leave or suffer a network loss? We count to 30, if we reach 30, we figure you won’t return and clear other aircraft. So that means if you don’t get back online or into the app within 30 seconds just quit. It happens to all of us on occasion, your next flight will be better.
If you are reading this and are an aircraft behind another aircraft that disappears, count to 30 then taxi up or continue your approach. If they suddenly return you did everything you could to make sure you didn’t invade thier aircraft space.
Happy flying and thank you for reading.