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(Bug) Flight level changes during ATC handoffs

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(v2.6.4.2 beta 5o)


Description: If you are approaching your last cleared altitude (e.g. you were cleared to FL180 but FL360 is final) during a handoff, co-pilot autoreplies to an altitude that hasn't been cleared yet.

Example written out:

  1. You get IFR clearance to 7,000ft
  2. On takeoff, you are passing through 5,800ft on ascent and you get the handoff from tower to approach (or any other handoff similar)
  3. Your co-pilot (if you have auto-reply enabled checks in and says "{callsign} is at 5800ft climbing to FL180"
  4. The next message from ATC is basically "{callsign} good afternoon, radar contact" then "climb to FL180"


The fix for this would be to ensure that the FL change instructions by ATC must precede the check in, or that the check in must happen, then the FL change instructions.

let me know if you need further explanation!!

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This is a known issue caused by the altitude change occasionally happening during the handoff to a new controller.

It's on the list of bugs to be worked on.


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