So, we have that report button as pilots. You know the one, the one that you press because you’re mad but it doesn’t actually do anything? Yeah that one!
Let’s replace that.
Time and time again, I see or hear about pilots complaining that BillyTheHandbag29 flew through me 29,367 times in the space of 10 minutes and it upset me and I want him banned because I’m upset that my flight wasn’t completely realistic because another plane became part of my plane for a short period of time. You’ve all seen those complaints too? Good. Here’s my solution:
A new ‘Personal Ghost’ feature. Now let me make it very clear that I’m not proposing that we give everyone the power to ghost anyone they want. That would be an absolutely terrible idea. What I’m proposing is a feature that will hide the aircraft just from the user who pressed the button.
Here’s what would happen. If someone is irritating you in some way, you can press your personal ghost button, and that user will disappear. They’ll be gone from your screen and gone from your radar. This won’t affect them or anyone else in any way, it will only make them invisible to you and you only.
But Jake, what if people abuse the feature and hide everyone and completely disregard their existence.
Well I thought of that too.
The feature will be disabled below 10,000ft MSL, or 5,000ft AGL, whichever is higher. This will allow us to maintain a high level of realism in busy airspaces; particularly around airports where adequate spacing is a necessity. This feature would simply allow you to hide those pesky irritating little…you get my drift, while you’re in cruise and trying to enjoy your flight.
If you think this is a fantastic idea, then be sure to vote for it! If you have any feedback I’d love to hear it. If you think this idea is absolutely terrible, I am greatly insulted and we are no longer friends.