Hi, All -
Before everyone says there is a topic for this already. I just wanted to share a specific experience I just had at KJFK departing. I begin with a normal flight fpl, taxi, takeoff, etc. However, when I was in my climb (I was using IF Passengers bc I wanted to try out) I had a bird strike, losing both engines (dual engine failure). I began the procedures, disengaged autopilot and began to adjust my heading for the airport. I noticed I could not inform ATC that I was having an engine failure and needed any possible runway besides changing my call sign to a GA callsign “YA-SOS”. I am not sure if this got the ATC attention, but in a real life scenario I would be able to call in an engine failure and the ATC would have commands to direct me back towards the airport in the appropriate emergency commands. However, I was on final by then I had to do some patterns to dump fuel because ATC did not know I had not engines and could not wait, I stalled out and left game so I would not be reported haha. If we did have in-game commands, I would have probably landed safely back at KFJK. Don’t wanna sound ungrateful or anything but I think after this, I believe we really need emergency commands (and I understand it might attract trolls) but can we just implement a rule so it can only be on expert and if the ATC discovers you were not using the command properly they could report that user or something? Because I think we have gotten to the point where most of us feel that we can not properly communicate with ATC during these crucial situations.
Sorry for my grammar I’m trying really fast.
Have a nice day everyone.
(I forgot to mention I was using a third party app IF is not responsible for, however just in general- no third party apps or third party apps, we just need these commands in a future update haha)