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Moving aircraft on map while flying IFR

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This bugs me......if I am in IFR from point to point and I want to shorten the flight, I move the plane via the icon on map to some forward position, when I go back to the cockpit I have lost the flight plan and have to use direct to approach..........is this the way it is, or am I doing something wrong?? Some of these flights get to long and dinneris cold and so is she!!! Appreciate tips on staying in the same flight plan.........thanks

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Guest UweR

Hi, try to not slew the plane, but use time acceleration (after you acknowledged an ATC hand off without contacting the new center).

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Uwe, thanks for the advice, but as a kinda newbee, when I move the plane icon, is that called "slewing"?? and to get to time acceleration, how do I do that?? If I can get this to work, I can make a variety of flight plans and practice landings at new locations without taking hours of routine flying......this should be a big help to everyone so would guess that many will take your advice.......thanks, Dick Leonard

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Guest Stainless

Hi there,The time acceleration is under options -> Simulation rate on the top menu bar. You can only have a maximum of 16x while on autopilot though.

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Guest RonB49

>The time acceleration is under options -> Simulation rate on the top menu bar. Or press "r" followed byt the "+" sign (to speed up time) or "-" (to slow time down). The current time rate, (if other that X1) will display in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. R-

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Hey thanks, will try this shortly, I assume this just speeds everything up so the aircraft follows same plan, just faster........what about the ATC giving you directions, etc., have to be listening carefully?? regards

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Guest UweR

Hi,the "procedure" is the same for unattended flight as well as accelerated flight:Fly "normally" until ATC hands you off to another center. Acknowledge the handoff, but don

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Guest RonB49

>Moving the aircraft on the map should be called "warping", "beaming" or "tunneling".You're right Uwe, we need a new term for this action. Live long and prosper. R-

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