I’m not sure how to classify this because my question is really about whether I’m experiencing a bug or if I’m doing something wrong, so I’m putting it in General to start. After piloting in IF for a couple of months now, I’ve noticed some odd behaviors in the sim itself (though I’ve seen plenty of odd behavior from pilots, too). Has anyone else experienced the following?
(1) establish a flight plan from WPT to WPT and plot it out between airports, get underway and follow the route, then find that at some point along the way, all the calculations go hinky. The ETE time starts counting up instead of down, the time/distance to destination begin going up instead of down, and so on. So instead of being able to use these as guideposts to determine when to begin descent, lower my speed, and so on, I have to try to manually figure the distances “on the fly” (so to speak – groan).
(2) while on taxiways, instead of seeing other planes, I see just the callsign and a white dashed-line box, making it hard to know how far apart to space my plane and much less interesting/realistic to view. Am I missing something in settings? What’s odd is that I see some planes as fully rendered while others get the bizarre hidden treatment. Are you supposed to see other planes rendered in the air as well or just the boxes/callsigns?
(3) can you have runway incursions in IF? Because I’ve had a couple of instances on the playground where planes have gone right THROUGH mine. I was on the taxiway or even parked at a gate when a plane has actually pulled up and sort of morphed its nose into mine so that it was partially swallowed by my plane. I was in the midst of flight planning when I saw it beneath the map overlay and was so dumbstruck I stopped and snapped a shot of it (see below). So I guess the question isn’t “can you” but more “should you” have runway incursions (I think it’s clear you can).
I’m still blown away by the incredible realism of IF and slowly gaining XP, though I have to play on LTE on my phone mainly as I can almost never get a green fan on my iPad. I’m still not sure whether it’s my wifi, crappy DSL or another problem, but it’s much harder to play (even on a 6+).