There are situations where we want to fly in Solo but can’t because we don’t have an internet connection in the area. This is a capability from the old version of IF that’s sorely missed. Example is while sitting on a real world flight in an aircraft that doesn’t have Go-go in flight wi-fi, etc (many airliners still don’t).
In the future, would it be possible to have an offline mode for Solo? Here’s how it would work.
Before you go to a location that doesn’t have an internet connection you input your origin and destination airport into a query screen for Solo, offline mode in a location that has an internet connection: user needs to plan accordingly.
Terrain between the origin and destination is downloaded and stored on your device. Note, user has to have sufficient storage space on their device to use Solo, offline mode as a download is required.
You can fly offline over terrain between the origin and destination whenever you want. Also, you may delete this downloaded terrain at any time via an option to do so for Solo, offline mode.
To reference the above example of being on a real world flight where the aircraft doesn’t have in flight wi-fi and put this all in perspective, the user would download terrain between stated origin & destination using the airport terminals’s wi-fi or an internet connection elsewhere prior to boarding their flight.