Before reading this please keep in mind, this is not voice ATC in the fact where we hear each other’s voices and respond with your voice. Also keep in mind that this would only be for the ATC side of things and not for pilots as well as only for IFATC.
Using the button system like we have now for Infinite Flight works well, but under really busy situations, it can create delays by having to scroll through the flight progress strips to find the aircraft you want to send a command to and then click more buttons after that to send the command you want to send them. My idea is to use your voice to send those commands.
I have talked to Tyler and he said he could bring it up to the developers about if/how it could be implemented but I wanted to get a community interest about this idea.
How it would work
Instead of sending the commands using the buttons, you could send them using your voice. There would be a mic button you could press and then say an aircraft’s callsign as well as the command you want to send them. For example you could say “United 423 turn left heading 360 descend and maintain 5000” and then the sim would recognize that and send the command to the pilot still using the in game communication system. If this doesn’t make a lot of sense here is a video of another ATC game using this system.
I think this would be extremely helpful in busy situations as it doesn’t create that delay of scrolling pressing, and sending. Radar controllers especially as I know how busy approach can get during a FNF. I think that using your voice would speed up your ability to control more effectively and make busy situations much more manageable. As I said this would only be for IFATC and not even for the expert server pilots and if an ATC controller didn’t want to use this, they could use the regular button system like we have now. If you have any questions or concerns about it please leave them below and if you like the idea, be sure to vote!