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Would adding pilot-controlled lighting be dificult? I wouldn't mind paying for such an add-on in MSFS and P3D.

How it works: Pilot-controlled lighting - AOPA

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I’d love to see this implemented.  The last sim i remember that had PCL was Flight Unlimited 2?.  

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MSFS 5.1 had this, so let’s hope that code resides somewhere in the depths of FS2020 😅

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Before anything like pilot controlled light that I'd like to see windshield wiper actually wipe rain drops. ATIS actually report correct weather. Controllers actually assign runway base on prevailing wind...The list can run and run and run.. 

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Also I’d like to see lights more visible in general…like papi lights being visible at proper distances (during the day)…

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1 hour ago, ianb2469 said:

Also I’d like to see lights more visible in general…like papi lights being visible at proper distances (during the day)…

I think most lights are too visible especially during the day.  The papi and vasi are directional so you won't see them until lined up on final anyway.  Most have different intensities too.

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Something I'd definitely pay for too. But not just as a feature baked into add-on payware airports only. Something that could function at the thousands of smaller default airports that have the feature IRL.


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Possible, I think so. Way back with FS2002 there was freeware scenery that simulated PCL for airports in Texas.

There is more recently,  Airfield Lights Toolbox  which features the creation of various airport lighting to include PCL. 

http://stuff4fs.com/newpage.asp?Folder=AFLT


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It is possible for scenery developers to make this. It requires that all the light are defined as simobjects with a specific visibility condition like a Frq selected or similar. 
 

Would be great If MS just added this as a option when we configure the runways


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7 hours ago, Redge said:

MSFS 5.1 had this, so let’s hope that code resides somewhere in the depths of FS2020 😅

And Fly! had it.


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7 hours ago, sd_flyer said:

Before anything like pilot controlled light that I'd like to see windshield wiper actually wipe rain drops. ATIS actually report correct weather. Controllers actually assign runway base on prevailing wind...The list can run and run and run.. 

I agree. Those are nice.

But does Asobo have to be involved in enabling PCL?  Hopefully not.


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7 hours ago, ryanbatc said:

I think most lights are too visible especially during the day.  The papi and vasi are directional so you won't see them until lined up on final anyway.  Most have different intensities too.

I disagree with the papi lights. They’re not visible enough during the day. Should be visible (yes on final) much further out than they are in msfs, unless I’m missing a setting somewhere!! 

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3 hours ago, bofhlusr said:

I agree. Those are nice.

But does Asobo have to be involved in enabling PCL?  Hopefully not.

Possibly. 

If done via the atc window, the PCL option could be one of the options when contacting an airport, just like ATIS. For this one would need Adobo I think. 

An addon could be used to set a variable that scenery objects like lights could use to determine if they should be on or off. This then could be triggered by com freq, or keyboard shortcut etc. 


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