To cut a long story short, id like to ask, preferably from somebody with authority (ATC or ATC higher up the chain, moderator or staff?) what the correct method of exiting the runway is, and when we have to contact ATC.
When exiting ESGG yesterday i was flooded with messages from ATC, 5 within the space of 10 seconds, including that i was not cleared to enter the runway, to check tutorials etc etc. I observed numerous pilots also spammed with the same message.
The way in which i exited the runway was the same i have done in the last 200+ hours of flying on the sim, but its the first time i’ve ever personally experienced or witnessed others being spammed like this. Id rather we not focus on this aspect however as that will end up to a lot of off-topic posts. This is to clarify the correct method in black and white hopefully, not to relive past events.
I have already PM’d the ATC, who replied with only this link:
This doesn’t seem to be official or endorsed by anybody with some authority, hence it seems theres just a lot of personal opinions etc.
Having read through it, there is no definitive answer and neither does it clarify anything in my opinion, on how to contact ground on IF. I feel this is important to point out as this isn’t real life, although we try to be as close to real life aviation as possible. I raised some queries in response with the ATC and there has been no reply since, and i don’t think i will be getting one. Again, id rather we not focus on this aspect however as that will lead to off-topic comments.