Have you ever closely noticed the ND (navigation display) in an aircraft cockpit? If so, you’ll realize that the the way the aircraft icon follows the flight plan is different to how the aircraft icon in IF follows the flight plan.
In IF, you have a map with your flight plan which is fixed, and the aircraft simply follows the fixed flight plan by turning and following the flight plan lines or ‘legs’.
In real life navigation displays, it’s the opposite. The aircraft icon is fixed and the flight plan lines move as and when the aircraft turns and follows the flight plan.
To think of it simply, open google maps and start directions to some place. You’ll notice that your location arrow icon follows a fixed route on the screen. But when you tap the little compass icon on the right, the arrow icon centers and fixed on the base of the screen and the entire map moves relative to your position.
I’m proposing a little option to ‘enable/disable compass mode’ in the map settings icon both in the map page and the HUD map. Enabling this option centers the aircraft icon on the base and the flight plan moves relative to our position. Disabling this option makes the map behave just like in our current version, where the aircraft icon follows a fixed flight path on the map.
Reference for real life navigation display version of map view