I was flying this morning, and I was thinking, what if you had the option to spawn in on downwind, or on base, when selecting “Short Final” or “Takeoff” What I’m requesting is that there is an option to start anywhere in the traffic pattern for a runway. So in the pause menu, by the takeoff and short final buttons, there’s another one that says pattern, and you click that, and start by selecting the runway, which pulls up a map, with the pattern outlined in red, and you click, where ever you like on the pattern, and you will spawn there, at the correct altitude for that leg of the pattern. It could go even more in depth after that, by the user choosing their speed. The pattern size would increase for every category of aircraft. The GA pattern would be the smallest, then the narrowbodies, then the wide bodies. The pattern sizing is just for convenience, so you don’t have to make a extremely tight turn in the 747, and end up overshooting the next leg. Here is a picture for you to better understand.
The white dot represents the spot in the pattern that the user chose. Then, after choosing where to start, there will be a menu that pops up, asking if you want to set a speed, if you decline, the game will calculate what speed to start you at depending on your plane and weight. Thanks for reading, and if you have any suggestions, leave a comment! Note: This is in solo mode