Hey let us take our minds away for a sec to imagine all the cool things we get to do with this baby/beast.
I’d just like to share this vid I found in Youtube with you guys to celebrate the up and coming F/A-18 and also to raise a few technical questions. Grab your snacks and pop corn and please enjoy the following!
**F18 training flight landing in a civilian airport**
Seriously guys this is so cool, lots of points there (i.e. While one engaged ATC the rest were just chatting with each other like school kids, and narrator’s voice: “In Cold Lake an F-18 coming in to land is top priority, but here you are just another plane in a long queue…” that sure sounds familiar because we know this experience first hand in the sim lol!)
I was wondering if we could re-enact this formation group flight later to celebrate its release . But when we do…
…in the video, only one of them (CMIIW) gets to engage with ATC and the rest follow what the leader says, would Infinite Flight acknowledge such comms hierarchy like in the video?
Also how would flight leader communicate with the rest, in-app? Perhaps, modding or utilizing Fingers frequency 12345 with set commands? Any plans for this, since IF is celebrating military aviation and it would call for some important comms and traditions not present in GA or airliners.
(You may find the feature request here for "Fingers frequency").
This is not a fair statement as there is no hard data to suggest this. Gatekeeping military aircraft (or any aircraft category) like this is not fair to people who truly wanted the Super Hornet for whatever reason.
Note that I am saying this as somebody who wanted the C variant for some of the reasons you have listed.
We said we’d put out a poll in our Development Roadmap blog post:
I guarantee you that we would have had people questioning why there wasn’t a vote if we had decided on the variant ourselves. This was the most fair outcome based on our development roadmap to gauge what the majority wanted.
Unfortunately, it didn’t line up with what you or I hoped for, but there was a significant majority for the Super Hornet regardless of why people voted for it. It’s only fair to respect this :)
We’ve decided to close this announcement (for now at least). As Cameron noted above, this plan has been in place since September and we received no messages or topic replies indicating a concern for the method. It was only after the vote that the complaints started rolling in.
Infinite Flight will continue to be transparent (to the extent that we can) about our development process, especially as it relates to aircraft development.
Please feel free to continue discussions about the F/A-18 rework via DM with each other and remember to always keep it respectful. There is enough to love about aircraft to have meaningful and respectful discussions and disagreements without adding shame and blame!