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Does copilot indipendently interact with ATC?

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Hi, I see that in v2 there is a copilot who can reply to ATC instructions and tune frequencies. Will he also, after changing the frequency, contact the ATC center, or will this have to be done by me? I would like to completely separate the pilot flying (me) from the pilot interacting with ATC (copilot). Thanks. 

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That's not a bad idea. If possible I would also like to see this implemented.

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Sorry if I talk about a competing product, but I love RC4 for the fact that the copilot does all. You only have to press a keyboard number for particular requests (request higher level, deviate due to weather, divert, etc.). That's what happens in real life, the pilot flying is not bothered with ATC communications...

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The Virtual FO changes frequencies but you have to contact the controller at each change. 

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Actually, the virtual FO makes the first call to Departure control, center and approach where a pilot decision is not required. 

 

When ready for departure or clear of the active or requesting taxi, the pilot makes the call since only the pilot knows if he/she is ready.  Of course, you can use the SayIt feature so you don't have to actually make the call, just decide it's time to make the call and click a couple of places.

 

Dave

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Ah, ok, that's great. The Say It feature is equivalent to pressing a key for particular requests.

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Actually, the virtual FO makes the first call to Departure control, center and approach where a pilot decision is not required. 

 

Dave

I'm using FO mode constantly because it offloads some work from my back and it hasn't contacted Center once after changing the channel. 

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Oops.  Maybe that will be new in the next update.  It definitely works in the version I've been working on.

 

Sorry for getting ahead of myself.

 

Dave

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Oops.  Maybe that will be new in the next update.  It definitely works in the version I've been working on.

 

Dave

 

That's so cool. Can't wait :)

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Oops.  Maybe that will be new in the next update

 

And I thought I was missing something. Thanks Dave.

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