Hey folks! Today I’m coming to you with an interesting feature request. It’s the addition of yelling clear prop in the simulator right before starting your prop. Alright let’s jump straight into what this is and about how it’ll work!
What does clear prop mean?
“Clear prop” or “clear” is a phrase said before a prop is starting up by the pilot to ensure there’s no one in the area of the prop before starting up as well as hazards and equipment. The big idea is to let people around you aware your about to start your engine and move out of the way so they don’t get hurt.
How would this be used?
My suggestion is to have a little button in the systems section that says “clear prop”. Once the user clicks this button an automated voice can be heard saying clear prop. The voices would be the voices like we have now for ATC and can be accessible with the atc voice section in settings. I included a photoshopped image below of what it would look like. After clicking the button and the audio being heard, there will be a 20 second let’s say, grace period of when they can say it again since people would potentially spam it and it would be annoying to other users around the aircraft. The grace period on solo doesn’t have to exist since it’s only you. The message can be heard in the area of the user saying “clear prop” and can be heard by users in the area.
How would this benefit your flight experience? (Conclusion)
In my opinion it would add realism and professionalism to those who use it and others in the area. It would bring a new level of realism for GA flights.
I hope you consider this idea! Thanks for reading! Leave your thoughts below as I would love to hear them! :)
This photo is photoshopped.