From a purely realism standpoint, I’d love that. But @THE-OP notes, that would drastically reduce traffic, as well as push the bounds of what’s possible in a mobile app. We have a hard time just getting some pilots to taxi to the right runway. While I would love for it to be a more realistic “Mike-Alpha, Left on Bravo, hold short of Victor”, I don’t see that as something that will be appearing anytime soon. Not that I wouldn’t love to see it be more realistic like that, along with you, but we have to also accept the limitations of a mobile platform, rather than a desktop platform, as well as how that would dampen traffic.
This wasn’t meant as an “ATC gripe”. I meant it informationally, because I think there are enough pilots on ES that don’t know what the two hold short lines as you exit a runway are for, and I wanted to make sure that everyone knew you need your plane at the second line, to ensure your tail is off the runway before switching to ground. (And if you’re talking realism, real Tower controllers do not handoff to ground until they have exited the plane from the runway.)
As far as flight plans. That’s something I think we’d all like to see. There currently isn’t a rule. But for those of you that fly without flight plans, please take two seconds to at the bare minimum indicate where you are headed. It makes handoff a lot easier if we know who to hand off to.
One more thing:
REMAINING IN THE PATTERN: This means you intend to fly circuits around the airport from which you are departing. If you intend to fly somewhere else, you are not “Remaining in the Pattern”. You are “Departing [East, West, etc.]”