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FS9 missed a trick (or two)

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I know FS9 has been out for nearly a year now, but I can't help thinking there were a few loose-ends in FS2002 that could have been tidied-up and provided a few additional features:1. Intelligent pushbacksGiven that FS holds taxiway data (as we can see from AFCAD), and having been issued with a taxi clearance route to the active runway, it ought to be possible to enable a more intelligent pushback that reverses the plane from it's gate on to the taxiway and turns it towards the route just cleared (from a single shift-P click).2. Integration with AIGiven that for each aircraft, FS9 stores 'atc_airline', atc_type and atc_model, the program has all the data neccessary to enable the user to select an Aircraft, Airline and Departure point; and then offer the user a selection of AI flights that the user could fly personally (in his super-detailed Posky/Ifdg plane of choice) as a substitute for the AI equivalent, say departing within the next hour.This could then be further extended to permit turnrounds and multiple segments. Potentially with a performance evaluation on punctuality at the end (anyone remember Sublogic ATP?)The groundwork for both these things were in place in FS2002, so IMHO it's a shame not to have seen FS9 make the most of them.ta,CJ.

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