I was on approach at Gatwick yesterday and encountered a problem I hadn’t faced before. I already PMd the Approach controller about this and the matter was resolved, but he said there was nothing that could be done about it and that it’s a known bug. However, I couldn’t find a topic on it so I’m creating it here hoping the matter will be addressed and to bring it to the attention of devs and anyone facing similar problems.
As I tuned into the Approach frequency to request for the ILS26L at Gatwick, I realised I couldn’t find the icon for the airport, even if I was way within the 50nm radius and below 18,000ft.
The controller obviously asked me to state my intentions but I wasn’t able to because of this. Instead I checked in and this led to some confusion and a ghosting warning, which is clearly understandable given the circumstances / congested airspace.
I’d like to ask what you lot would suggest to tackle this kind of situation. Thanks!
(Notice how EGKK doesn’t appear in any of the options below.)