The above question comes from the following observations:
I've noticed over the years of flying (small GA aircraft) that some towers are talking more and more to me while landing. It used to be something like
Cessna 123, exit Charlie and contact ground.
Which is fine, but sometimes I get not just exit instructions, but full, complex taxi instructions while I'm still in landing rollout. The other day, as I was landing, I got the following:
Cessna 123 where are you parking?
I tell them, and they come back with,
Cessna 123, exit taxiway Juliet, taxi to parking via Bravo, Golf, Foxtrot, and cross runway 27 at Bravo, with me.
This may be an easy instruction when you are sitting at a desk reading it, but while landing at a somewhat unfamiliar airport, it’s a lot, and I would normally write that down, but not while I'm landing or even on rollout. So, I replied
Cessna 123, Exit Juliet, standby
There are some towers that never do this. I wonder if this is something they do with larger aircraft with two crew members, and when I'm flying into these larger airports as a single pilot they just treat me the same.
I thought the general rule for ATC was not to talk to pilots unless it was urgent during the takeoff and landing. Given all of the recent runway and taxi incidents, I tried to find what guidance ATC has on communicating with pilots (especially single-pilot operators) during those critical phases of flight.