Thanks for the response. I thought disconnecting and reconnecting might resolve the lack of response from program. Instead, it caused the program to stop responding entirely. The entire window dimmed and the Windows System popup appeared. "The program has stopped responding, you can wait, blah, blah, blah." I am curious though. If "to remain in pattern" is an option that can be requested, why is it not listed among the options of the Speech Assistant when for example you have "request" and "takeoff" selected?
Thanks again for your help!