I’m quite alarmed that no one has made a thread about this so far. That obviously means I’m missing something quite obvious. But I am beyond the confused about these departures and arrivals. I went through the user guide, I watched the video, and I looked for other material but none of them answered my questions. In the tutorial video he chose twp airports so close to each other that the departure and arrival transitions lined up perfectly with each other. I don’t see how you’re supposed to make a flight plan using simbrief or another service, put that in as usual and then add a departure and arrival to it without it screwing it all up at the beginning and end.
Another thing I don’t get is transitions. For example look at this photo:
I added a departure and a transition but when I selected to put it into my flight plan which I had nothing pre-programmed at that point, that magenta line shot back to the airport. Why would it do that? I then went up to KIAH and added an arrival, but in between the departure and arrival, it was just a straight line. Does this mean if we use these procedures, we will have to make up waypoints in between?
As stated above, I already looked into all the resources and I went over the tutorial video multiple times and I read the user guide twice. Please explain this to me if you understand. I want to become more professional
Please only post supportive comments, and on top of that comments that relate to this specifically and that are well-informed. Thank you