Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
FlyingsCool

Ability to ask runway info upon landing???

Recommended Posts

Guest Water Mango

Hey 'tdragger' or anyone, is it not too much to ask for an option in ATC once your cleared for landing for a certain runway to be able to ask ATC for the frequency???I know as a good pilot you should have your notes but for the sake of FS it really is cumbersome to have to access the menu, pull up the map, and click on the airport to get info on the runways. During preflight I could right down every runway frequency but that's overkill for Flightsim. Another thing that would be helpful is to have the runway info on the flight plane (which FS generates). All I would have to do is print the flight plan after I choose the flight I wish to fly...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great points here... This is diffidently something I hope Aces addresses in FSX...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>I know as a good pilot you should have your notes but for the>sake of FS it really is cumbersome to have to access the menu,>pull up the map, and click on the airport to get info on the>runways. During preflight I could right down every runway>frequency but that's overkill for Flightsim. As long as you are flying an aircraft using default GPS -> that's the thing you might wanna have a look at rather than map view. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about this (I posted this in another thread, too) - Tooltips for airports. When the user puts their mouse near, say, the tower of an airport or a VOR or NDB, a tooltip pops up with the facility info on it.Would be pretty neat idea for a full screen HUD for a real aircraft, too, eh :)Hmm, all sorts of ideas pop out of this one. Imagine, just like FS already has a track you can follow, putting the airways and intersections, etc. in the sky and highlighting your flightplan.Thomas[a href=http://www.flyingscool.com/FC_StartJava.html] http://www.flyingscool.com/images/Signature.jpg [/a]I like using VC's :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Water Mango

What's wrong with having the information printed right out on the flight plan??? :-hmmm How many years before the GPS was invented did pilots rely on their own notes? Seeing this is Flight Simulator and you can have a default flight plan printed out for quick reference (cutting back on allot of preflight work), why not have the runway info for the destination/alternative airports included as well? Many add-on aircraft like the PMDG 744 and RFP's 742 don't use the default GPS anyway (or should I say have it included as part of the panel).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Uhh sorry, didn't ever mean to run your idea of the flight plan thing down, I was just talking about a 'for now' (i. e. FS9) solution! Of course it would be awesome if they improved the whole flight planner (especially the printed output). :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Many add-on aircraft like the PMDG 744 and RFP's 742 don't use the default GPS anyway"Another great example of this is Flight1's MD-80...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Dennis_k

What i would like to see improved, is that when i now plan a flight in FS with the LDS or PMDG, my arrival runway will not always be correct if i use realworld weather.So i would be great when e.g. your on top of decent can tune in to the airport ATIS an get the runway thats active for landing, so you can plan your STAR arrival.Already mensiond this in the FS survey.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Peter Sidoli

Already there are real world enroute and approach plate viewers in real aircraft. I believe one is called Jeppview.Without having a full set of Jepps and low/high altitude charts at hand I too think it would be useful. To have a way after you have flight planned your route in flight planner to print of the relevant information for that route would be a real bonus.Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about this (I posted this in another thread, too) - Tooltips for airports. When the user puts their mouse near, say, the tower of an airport or a VOR or NDB, a tooltip pops up with the facility info on it. Thomas; Sorry if I missed something here, but that already is in FS9. Not allof the info but quite a lot of it. Denny

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,He was talking about in the game too, not in map view. When you put your mouse over the tower in the outside view, a tooltip would bring up the airport info. Not very practical in many situations, though, since you can't always see the tower (and some airports don't have towers). And towers are currently nothing more than a scenery object - FS doesn't know they are a tower. I guess you could put your mouse anywhere within the airport boundary, but that might be annoying when you are NOT looking for information...Take care,--Tom GibsonCal Classic Propliner Page: http://www.calclassic.comFreeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.comDrop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest tdragger

Yes. Those are many of the problems I thought of, too. Flying with the GPS set to the "nearest airport" page is one thing that might help but may not give the detail that you need.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At the risk of violating the "simple it ain't" rule, I don't think it is that big a deal. For any given gauge, there is an area where, if you leave the mouse in it the tool tip shows up. Same thing with an airport. I'm imagining that there is a map file on scenery just like I'm imagining there is for a vc cockpit, so, if you move your mouse around near where an airport is, you'll see the tooltip eventually. I wouldn't make it the whole airport, but I'm not stuck on the tower idea, could be an area of diameter 100 yards up to an altitude of 100 ft centered on the reference point of an airport.Of course, the real problem is you usually need this data before you can see the airport. But, I originally thought of using it in the top down view anyway, which negates this issue cause you can zoom out. It's quicker to access this view than it is to access the map (Ctrl-S), and the sim doesn't pause when you do it.And hence the further idea about mapping the flightplan and perhaps other aspects such as high/low altitude routes/intersections, etc. into the top-down view. 'Course, what the heck is the map view for then. I think I'm just thinking it's another way to help the user process the data.Could be pushed further, kind of like the 3-D view that some GPS's use. Imagine pushing a button and the view rotates from map view to 3-D view similar to the GPS's. I can extend this in my imagination in lots of ways into the FS interface, be it the map or the regular view or top-down view, etc..But I'm also not pushing really hard for this functionality either. Seems a bit like fluff to me. But it's cool thinking about it :)Thomas[a href=http://www.flyingscool.com/FC_StartJava.html] http://www.flyingscool.com/images/Signature.jpg [/a]I like using VC's :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...