Let’s compare altitude and speed profiles from a CYOW-CYYZ flight in RWA today to FNF IF profiles, shall we? They should match because everyone’s all about dat b…Realism™:
I guess it really, really matters if a United plane parks in a gate where Delta parks at your home airport, but flight? Who really worries about minutiae like that, right?
Earlier today at EDDF, I saw a pilot with 31 nm to destination (that included an 11 nm final and a mile or so from runway to tower) at FL320, and he wasn’t even descending, but he was active because he was talking to Approach. Seriously, how steeply are you expecting to descend guy?
I’m sure it frustrates people to no end when I stick them in holds, but if you call in for an approach overhead the field at FL250, what exactly do you expect? I mean, really, what was your overall plan?
How about instead of feature requests for “ooh, if we had to de-board and board that would really up the realism, because nothing is more fun than chilling on the ground for 40 minutes before launching into space on my flight from KLAX to KNUC!” we put a little more Realism™ into the flights with the tools we already have at our disposal? Like math. I mean, that’s existed for centuries! “Let’s see…10 miles away at 550 kts at FL340, my V/S needs to be…-45,000 FPM…Doable!”