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Altitude Constraints: Avoid?

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Hi,

There are numerous SID’s that have altitude constraints waypoint after waypoint, for instance some leaving Gatwick EGKK airspace, and I would like to know if there is a way to ask for clearance to climb through them?

Traffic permitting, I might wish to climb through such restructions, but P2A quite correctly tells me to descend (which I don’t do).

There is a P2A “at pilots discretion” for enroute descents, but I’m looking for an early climb (or step climb).

Thanks,

Fabio

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Simply don't file a SID and uncheck the ATC Assigns SIDs option.  You will then get the step climb.

Dave

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3 hours ago, Dave-Pilot2ATC said:

Simply don't file a SID and uncheck the ATC Assigns SIDs option.  You will then get the step climb.

Hi Dave,

In real life these constraints are often waved by ATC providing there's no conflicts likely to arise above, especially when it's busy and they just want to clear flights away.

As a future improvement couldn't there be a random chance of being automatically cleared higher, and also of acquiescing to such a request from the pilot? That would certainly add to the realism.

A little such unpredictability in flights makes not only for more realism but also for increased enjoyment of your program.

Pete

 

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9 hours ago, Pete Dowson said:

Hi Dave,

In real life these constraints are often waved by ATC providing there's no conflicts likely to arise above, especially when it's busy and they just want to clear flights away.

As a future improvement couldn't there be a random chance of being automatically cleared higher, and also of acquiescing to such a request from the pilot? That would certainly add to the realism.

A little such unpredictability in flights makes not only for more realism but also for increased enjoyment of your program.

Pete

 

Nicely worded, and precisely expressing one of P2A’s few missing links - optional random ATC constraint waiving, be it altitude and/or speed.

Fabio 

 

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I've added it to the list of possible future enhancements.  Thanks.

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