As many of you may know, the Short Final option available when flying puts you in the situation of a final approach into the nearest airport to you. However, and and as many of you possibly have encountered, it is very hard to land based on the options it puts you in, causing you to land on grass, or barely reaching the runway. (For example, if you start off with no throttle and choose the Short Final option, you immediately start falling to the ground, missing the runway, since when it teleports you to the Short Final position, you start off with little to no air speed. The only situation in which I was able to land properly was when I set the aircraft weight to 0 LB/KG) However, I may have found possible fixes for this problem.
Here are some possibilities:
Replace “Short Final” with the “Approach” option as shown in options menu before you fly
Start off higher and a bit farther back than usual when choosing the “Short Final” Option
Start off higher, a bit farther back, and with more speed than usual when choosing the “Short Final” option
Replace “Short Final” with the “Approach” option as shown in options menu before you fly, and have the ability to choose the airport you want to land in (in preparation for Global Flight)
Even though this rework is not urgently needed, it can be thought about and implemented into future updates.
If you believe you have a better idea, feel free to let me know!
If you didn’t get what I meant, here’s a summary by @Balloonchaser. “The “Short Final” button brings you really close to the runway and you don’t have time to adjust your movements before touching down.” These options could replace the current version of the “Short Final” option and make it better.
Here is another situation (By @Kyle.Plane) that may have happened to you, and how reworking the Short Final option could fix this: “The short final and approach buttons also don’t align you with the glidescope, especially with places like EGLC. I was using the short final button just now and I realized it always places you too low.”