Like anybody, with a small amount of knowledge of some else’s job, I’m sure there are many times when pilots reckon we could do a better job. The reality is that it’s a very long course, with lots of on the job and sim training..... Within the military, their ATCs historically had a component of people who had failed the pilots’ course, so there were always plenty of ATCs who could fly (to some degree).I found this video of a light aircraft pilot (I think) trying his hand at ATC and though I’d share it.
And to comply with the thread rules of asking a question:
Have any of our contributor pilots tried their hand at controlling? Any interest? Comments on the experience?
It probably just reminds AV of his days flying to LA.And for (who I think is the only one who operates into BNE), has the change to 01R/18R been difficult?
Do pilots still drop the L and R now that it’s been in place for around four months?