Ever since I started properly flying in this sim, I’ve been having a flight plan which basically goes from runway to runway, beginning to end. I usually add the basic approach patterns in to (downwind, base, final…), But I’ve seen numerous people (on expert server) who just go straight from the airport to some waypoint in the middle of somewhere, and don’t follow approach or departure with the FP. This does make sense, because approach and departure routes are really up to controllers, but I’m just wondering which is more realistic:
Entire flight plan from takeoff heading to landing heading (runway to runway)
FP from airport to departure fix, and vice versa with arrival.