I’d love to have the ability to set the frequencies I plan to tune to just like how I can set the avionics sources, in advance. It can be kind of cumbersome to quickly scroll through the list of airports to find the correct frequency, especially if you are in a highly dense part of the world where there is a lot of airports. Here’s a concept I made of what I think that could look like based off the avionics panel.
Just like how the avionics menu works, you’d be able to set COM 1, COM 2, and the Standby frequencies. Not sure how this portion would work, but this could potentially open the door to being able to monitor two frequencies at once. Again, not sure how that would work but it would be amazing. For example, being able to stay on Ground’s frequency while getting the ATIS on a secondary frequency.
- This could allow for better planning beforehand, you could set the frequencies well in advance.
- It would reduce the pilot’s workload if they were not in contact with ATC, meaning ATC wouldn’t be switching them from frequency to frequency.
- If the ability to monitor another frequency became possible then it would eliminate the issue of people for example leaving an active frequency to check ATIS while taxiing.
- It would be pretty cool.
You’d still have the ability to see the frequencies available like you can now, if you select one it would automatically change the active COM.