Tyler puts a lot of efford into his ATC planning so we enthusiasts and nerds can enjoy a lot of different airports around the world. These airports have to be large enough to handle the amount of traffic. That is why we see a lot of them again and again, which is a good thing. But there are so many airports around the world that can not handle a large amount of traffic but offer an amazing scenery… for example Juliaca, Mahe, Rio Negro ( SKRG ), La Paz, Paro ( which had ATC already, but just once? ) and so many more.
So my idea is, to give Tyler even more flexibility, would a slot system not help? For example, we fly the region of South America, which offers one of the most beautiful sceneries of all, and we have a mix of Major ones like SKBO, SBGR, SECL…and then also smaller ones like SKCL, SKRG,SLCB, MHTG…these would come with slot restriction.
Slot assignment is first come first serve, and a pilot is only allowed to land and take off once. No pattern work. Over the period of 24 hours there should be enough slots for everybody. And if one gets no slot then pilots could trade their slots or exchange them with another airport. Still the rule is: 1 take off and 1 landing.
That also would bring additional realism as the pilot needs to land at his arrival airport at his assigned slot time otherwise he will be denied, means an exact flight planning.
I dont know in which category this belongs but i think its not a feature request, it is just an idea to add some more smaller and challenging airports to the ATC schedule. But of course this also would add a lot more work and as Tyler has also a private life i personally think my idea is nice but not practically.
How does the community think about slots in IF?