Summary of Issue: Once-bracketed flight plans lose their procedure brackets after export/import. They do, however, retain the correct waypoints and set altitudes. I have been able to reproduce the issue every time I’ve tried.
Steps to Reproduce
Spawn in on any server or fly solo.
Create a FPL that includes established SIDs, STARs, or approaches.
Export the FPL with the “Share” button.
Clear your current FPL and import the previously exported FPL.
Expected Result: The established procedures are organized by green brackets.
Actual Result: See the absence of brackets around the established procedures.
Hmmmm… I think the share and export simply copies and pastes the text (waypoints) and altitude data. Similar to copy pasting a flight plan from FPLtoIF - if those plans had altitude data as well.
For the “brackets” to be in place, the arrival and departure and approach procedures have to be selected firsthand as “PESE2A” (for example) from the PROC menu in the airport info. And for that, you have to delete all the waypoints in those procedures first and then re-add them through the PROC tab. That’s the only way that I’ve found so far. It’s a little annoying, I agree.
I could be totally wrong - but I think that it’s needed, because the brackets define the SIDs and STARs for IFATC as well for that particular aircraft. Without them, ATC won’t be able to efficiently see that you’re arriving by a particular STAR or departing to a SID if the “use of arrival and departure procedures” are required or recommended.
Same issue here. I’m not sure if the SID/STAR need to be in that grouping for ATC to recognize it. It defeats a lot of the purpose of saving a plan if you have to delete each waypoint once they’re no longer in the bracket, only to have to enter them again,