The transition from Twr to App/ Dep after take off is very clunky and wastes time on a busy server. For example, I had entered a flight plan from Schipol to Brussells then on to another airport then return to Schipol (advanced server) in an A380. After takeoff I call up App. The options are:
Request ILS App (unrealistic + no option displayed for Brussels)
Request Radar vectors ( again, no option for destination displayed)
Request FF / VFR - not appropriate for my flight
Check in - this seems the most obvious and realistic choice. Not sure if it’s the same worldwide but here, the departure procedure goes like this:
Twr: xxx contact Departures (on freq xxx.x)
Pilot: Departures, xxx passing thru xxx ft on climb to xxx ft.
Dep: xxx, ( turn x hdg xxx) climb & maintain xxx ft
The controller knows my intentions already so its quick and precise.
On the server, the standard reply to ‘with you’ is ’ state intentions’. The controller already knows my intentions because he can see my flight plan. It just wastes time having to go through the obvious.
Hope some changes can be made to this aspect of ATC.