Forgive me if this is a duplicate. I tried searching but may have missed it.
What I am requesting is an option in the audio settings menu labeled something like "Mute All Other Aircraft ATC’.
The problem is that when the airspace is busy, many pilots are waiting to hear the command instead of seeing it on the screen. Because the audio backs up, this causes a significant delay for turns and other ATC commands. If it was an option to only hear active ATC commands sent to my aircraft. This would only apply at controlled frequencies, not unicoms.
The obvious response is to read and not listen. But it would be nice if the audio portion was only focused on the pilots plane and not every aircraft.
“But Chris, this is how it is in real life”… True but real life you don’t have 30 aircraft all headed to San Diego all within 50 likes descending at -6500 from FL300.
"They need to hear what others are being instructed to do. " … True but they can still read the commands. More importantly they should be looking at the map and seeing what and where ATC is sending them and plan ahead.
At the end of the day it will add simple flexibility of IF. This will be more important while people try to do longer global flights.