I thought it would be a neat idea to be able to create your flight plans online (through the IF website). There could be a pilot centre/flight planning section where you can create flight plans on your computer and upload them to your IF account on Mac/PC, where you can then access it within the app once you login.
The idea from this originated with group events and flights, where I thought it would be easier to copy and paste flight plans. However, doing it on a computer in my opinion would seem to be more fluid and could allow for better preparation. It would also allow for more carefully throught out flight plans, with the ability to add secondary/emergency destinations. More realism can be funneled throughout the sim this way. Furthermore, your computer (or secondary tablet) can act as a flight plan/ aid to your IF flying. Especially with fuel burn and global coming, I can see the importance of a more detailed and sophisticated flight plan
Obviously I don’t think this should be given free to people, but I think it should be something similar to Live Flight Horizon where it would be a small monthly fee to better prepare for flights, or it could be something included as an incentive to purchase Global Live (or whatever their future pricing models for global will be). This could also be a feature instead for Live Flight. Which ever works best.
Feel free to comment, would love to hear your opinion.
I don’t think that’s a good idea, farming the flight planning experience out to a third party might not be a good idea. This needs to be implemented on the FDS end IMO. Just to make it clear, this is not a knock against live flight, I just think this should be developed in-house.