Fuel ramp marker

So as Laura has said that in global, in order to refuel your aircraft, you must be at a ramp. But finding ramps after landing somewhere can be hard. So I got an idea. As you can see in Image 1, the ramps could be marked with markers when turning on Names over airports. That will make it much easier to find the ramps and make us spend less time on our stopovers.

But what if you don’t have Names over airports on? Well, I got a solution for that too! As you can see in Image 2, the ramp could be marked on the map. So those realism fans who don’t turn on Names over airports can also easily find the ramps and refuel.

What do you think? What’s your opinion about this idea?

Seems like this wouldn’t be that much of an issue - IF could easily simply have the refuelling on the ramps, which in most cases are clearly separated/visible from the taxiways. In other circumstances (i.e. fields without a ramp and the like), the taxiways could just serve as the refuelling area. Problem solved.


It doesn’t have to be at a " ramp " it can be at a terminal, or a cargo hangar or whatever, as long as your brakes are set and your on the ground you’ll be able to fuel/refuel :)


Great idea. However, there is one problem at busier airports. Take the example of the busiest airport on a server at any given point in time. Imagine trying to squeeze dozens of aircraft into a small area. What I would like to see is similar to what we have in the real world today. Aircraft are fueled up there at the gate. From my understanding from the live demo held a few weeks ago, I thought that we would have to taxi to a gate, and make sure that the parking brake was on before we were able to get fuel. I could be wrong, but this is not a bad idea you brought up.


Perfect response. Done. Topic closed!


This would make no sense… The fuel trucks drive to the plane in real life. I’m not sure if this is in all airports though

Most airports have fuel receptacles directly under where the wings would be. Fuel trucks are used as an accessory to pump the fuel out of the fueling stations located off the airport.

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This seems like an interesting idea. I wonder how it will really he done.

Just because it’s unlikely doesn’t mean we should close it. If that were the case we would close 90% of features.


True. Good point. Once again…

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I’m pretty sure (not 100%) that Laura said you can only refuel at ramps.

Very good idea and helpful