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Nice trick if you dont want to always switch atc freq's

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If you are flying a flight plan, lets say in a heavy, once you get to cruising altitude and stay on the flight plan, after switching atc frequencies you can select the new one but do not select contact center. its nice because you can walk out of the room and not worry about missing their instructions and canceling your flight plan. Not sure if everyone knows this but I find it extremely helpful for long flights when I do other things around the house.

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>If you are flying a flight plan, lets say in a heavy, once>you get to cruising altitude and stay on the flight plan,>after switching atc frequencies you can select the new one but>do not select contact center. its nice because you can walk>out of the room and not worry about missing their instructions>and canceling your flight plan. Not sure if everyone knows>this but I find it extremely helpful for long flights when I>do other things around the house.Yes that's a nice little trick I have used on long flights.I kind of hope there is a little bit of change in the "3 strikes and you're out" rule for FS11. (ATC will give you 3 chances to respond, then drop your IFR plan...)RhettFS box: E8500 (@ 3.80 ghz), AC Freezer 7 Pro, ASUS P5E3 Premium, BFG 8800GTX 756 (nVidia 169 WHQL), 4gb DDR3 1600 Patriot Cas7 7-7-7-20 (2T), PC Power 750, WD 150gb 10000rpm Raptor, Seagate 500gb, Silverstone TJ09 case, Vista Ultimate 64ASX Client: AMD 3700+ (@ 2.6 ghz), 7800GT

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or an automated co pilot would help out as well. i wish they worked on the atc engine a lot. my biggest one is being able to request descent. i just cheat and request 10k feet less so at least I'm down at a lower altitude when they give me quick descent instructions.

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That's why I like Radar Contact (you're a bit of a dummy if you don't own it! :D) you can hand the coms over to the co-pilot, just like in real life and he'll handle it all for you over a long flight, or at any stage of flight for that matter, a great help if you're trying to fly the missed approach by hand and don't want to hunt for keyboard buttons.

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I think I may finally pick it up. What was holding me back for FS9 was the fact that I had literally thousands of ai flight plans. But for FSX, I can barely get the game running well I use zero ai traffic. So now Radar Contact seems like a good choice. Is it true though, that they do not give you taxiway directions when taxing to the runway, or to parking/gate? Also how are the callsigns. I fly a lot of cargo companies and would like to make sure I can properly hear my callsign in there.ThanksAlex

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I've been using RC for the last couple of months or so, and now I wonder what took me so long. Much more realistic than FS ATC.Radar Contact does not give progressive taxi, but you will see bearing and distance to the runway in its window. Getting an airport diagram also makes things straightforward. Learning to find your way around an airport isn't too tough once you start doing it.Parking instructions are always "to the ramp." You can either pick your own parking spot, or call up FS ATC at that point and get a specific gate assignment. FS can provide progressive taxi in that case.Lots of callsigns are included with RC. In case you haven't noticed, their forum is here at AVSIM. Why not ask about the specific companies you are interested in?Regards,

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