In real life, ATC will most likely vector an aircraft towards their flight plan when climbing out from an airport.
Pilot: (Callsign) is out of 1400 for 3000.
ATC: (Callsign) Radar Contact, Climb and Maintain 8000, turn left heading ___, vector for ___.
After vectoring, ATC may tell an aircraft to “proceed direct” to a specific waypoint or intersection. We obviously don’t have a “proceed direct” command included yet in Infinite Flight, but the closest I can think of is to “resume own navigation” or “continue as filed”. If ATC is vectoring an aircraft (more specifically, myself) on departure before telling me to resume to my assigned flight plan, is an alternative for “proceeding direct” to tune into a VOR or NDB? Then once reaching the specific intersection, turn the source to a GPS?
Here’s an example:
Say that I’m flying from Washington-Dulles to London Heathrow. My flight plan will obviously take me northeast. However, say I take off from Runway 30, which is facing west. Say departure ATC is online, and I get vectored to an eastbound heading towards my flight plan. In real life, I may be told to proceed direct to a waypoint. In order to do this, would I tune into a VOR on the flight plan, then resume my own navigation with LNAV/GPS source?
Sorry if this sounds a little repetitive, but I do like to try and make my Infinite Flight experience as realistic as possible, so I’m always looking for new ways to improve realism. Thank you all for the help!
*EDIT: Saw some confusion in the comments, please not that this is not a feature request. This is asking if the procedures I described are the right way to do this in Infinite Flight.