The Grace Period will allow ATC Controllers to open a specific frequency without displaying it to the Pilots until the Controller is ready to accept traffic. In other words you as the Controller would be able to deactivate the Live Server connection with the simple flick of a button.
Field of Use:
As we see more and more Airport and Frequency specific procedures there is a lot to take into account when opening a ATC Frequency.
Selecting the STARs I want to display.
Radar Customisation (Show Taxiways, Airspaces, Aircraft Trails, etc.)
Setting up Camera Perspectives at the desired locations.
Setting up the ATIS message.
WIth the Traffic Levels in Infinite Flight you currently need to sort all of the above out with dozens of aircraft already calling in on your frequency. The “Grace Period” would allow Controllers to fully set up their Radar and Camera Positions before accepting Pilots onto their frequency(s). This feature would also help with a more efficient Controller Change process where one Controller can be fully loaded in and prepared as the previous one logs out.
Many of the named items of preparation can be researched and planned prior to a session by using 3rd party Applications or spawning into the desired airport as a pilot. This Feature would allow all of this to happen within the ATC menu and frequency.
The Activation of the Frequency could be done via the “Pause” menu as shown in the picture above.