This feature is inspired by the old ATIS frequency which was removed some time ago.
What it’s all about?
The Tower controller should have the possibility to choose and mark the active runway for takeoff and landing. His desicion will be visible for every player who opens the airport on the map and for the Ground and Approach controller.
That‘s not useful! Or is it?
It is. Why? I’m glad you asked. It’s about planing. If a pilot knows the active runway way before he’s able to contact tower, he will be able to do a more accurate flight planing. It also helps the controller because the planes will approach directly into the active runway. The planes on the ground will taxi directly to the active runway as well. It also improves the communication between Tower and Approach.
But that’s not realistic!
Of course it is! It’s the Tower who decides the active runway. And pilots normally know that runway before they get in touch with the controllers at their destination.
But it’s way to complicated.
Then add it only for Expert Server. We have some well trained controllers there. They’ll know how to use this properly.
One more thing
I originally planned to request the return of the ATIS frequency. It was a great way for controllers to inform the pilots about the operations. Since that frequency was often misused though, I decided to request it in another form.
Thank you for your time!