I would like to suggest some changes to make transitioning to the next controller more realistic. Right now, for example, if I am told by departure to contact center, I check in and am asked for my intentions.
If I have a flight plan filed, why do I need to state intentions? Listen to real world ATC, and you will just hear pilots check in and not say ‘requesting radar vectors’.
Maybe the ATC/flight plan system just needs to be improved to display the intentions of the pilot to ATC on first contact. For example, when I check in to approach, it will show that I want ils approach to my destination instead of having to clog communications with stating my intentions.