Pilot Generated Holds

Hello community:

I don’t do #features request that often but I thought this would be a good one. As we all know, ATC is the only one that can issue holds to pilots… Well, I went flying in the real world to practice holds at my local airport and then came back to the sim to practice what I learned. I used the same intersection in IF as we did in real life and the same holing procedure. Without myself being able to give a hold like ATC can, I had to use a combination of Foreflight and my computer timer to make the holds as round as I can…

What am I proposing? IF users can make a hold at any intersection just like ATC can…

This is a great feature request, especially if you are overweight on approach, (for whatever reason) and need to fuel dump or just burn fuel. I would vote, but I don’t have any left :(

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Thank you! My holds look sloppy on there because I had to do it all manually and didn’t have a perfect oval like when ATC gives you one.

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So in this your saying instead of ATC directing you to an airport nearby to hold, the pilot can just hold right there until the airport is able to take them in?

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Yes it would be perfect to have an option when you clicked on a waypoint on your map like ‘enter holding pattern, left/right turns’, or a hold present position option

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Oh never mind I got it now.

This would be used if the airport was uncontrolled only.

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I would love to see this feature make it to Infinite Flight! Could be useful for so many different things!

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Thanks. I think so too.

And I saw that lol

Liveflight connect has a feature that will allow you to enter an automatic holding pattern, L or R and what distance you want(2nm,5nm etc).

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Yes but some people don’t use that… Thats not exactly ideal when it comes to practicing holds for the RW

I don’t see why not, it’s free and I use it a lot for holding patterns and it’s perfectly rounded turns.

Wait, is this for the computer app?

Time and effort to set up… I dont want to be setting up my hold on the computer when I can in game

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What he is asking for is for this to be implemented into the app

No. It’s a request so pilots (without ATC) can setup holds in game

I know, I didn’t know this feature was on LiveFlight Connect

I understand. I’m saying that there are third party software that perfectly assist your holding pattern needs. Literally just a click of a button that says " HOLD " and the software will turn the aircraft for you.

I’m well aware of that beautiful piece of art called LiveFlight… Trust me 😉


The point of this topic is to get it added in IF

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Just because there’s a 3rd party application that does the job for now, doesn’t mean we can’t have it in the app some day :)

Move on now.

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