I assume this issue/feature-request comes up a lot, although I am finding it really annoying, and is a significant issue to my flights.
As most of you will know, on the training server, anyone can control any station (ground, tower, approach and/or departure). With anyone being able to control these services, there are obviously going to be newer players attempting to control the skies of Infinite Flight. I understand that everyone starts somewhere, although I believe it would be a necessity for Infinite Flight to have such a feature, for example, some type of basic tutorial that is mandatory for all ATC on the training server.
Here’s an example of why we need such a feature:
I was flying from Seattle to London Heathrow last night/morning, and had an awesome flight, except for my approach into EGLL. As I was approaching London, I got a call from the approach controller to contact them - so i did so. I contacted them, requested an ILS approach, and the controller told me to expect vectors. I got the initial vectors to descend and turn towards the airport - which was normal/fine. As I got closer to the glideslope (I was currently at 6000ft), the controller forgot about me - which even I do sometimes, so I wasn’t annoyed about it, so I did a quick loop to line me up for the ILS approach. While in the turn, I requested an altitude change to 3000ft, as this would be the interception height for the ILS approach at EGLL. The controller replied with “Climb and maintain 6000ft.” I continued to descend to 3000ft, as I knew this was the right thing to do. The controller then requested me to climb to 4000, then 4500, and then 4500 again. At this point I was getting a little annoyed, as this controller had no clue what they were doing (I know this is normal for new controllers, but it would help if there was some sort of tutorial for them that was mandatory). I ended up joining the ILS at 3000ft, and changing to tower.
What will the feature do?:
The feature request that I am asking for is fairly simple. It would be a screen that pops up (on the menu screen, before the loading screen) for new ATC, that displays necessary info, relevant to the station they are requesting to control. For example, for a new ATC wanting to control approach, it would say that the ILS intercept is generally 3000ft AGL, which I feel would give controllers a bit more of a clue on the procedures for their controlling.
Now I know it sounds like I’m bagging out new controllers, but I am simply asking for a basic feature that will help both pilots and controllers to make Infinite Flight even better!
Thanks for reading,