Stricter Airport Restrictions

Lately, especially since the A320 family update, my ‘inside realism fan’ has been abrogated with seeing aircraft at airports that they shouldn’t be at. Example: A320’s at EGLC. The largest planes that land there are A318’s.

I am proposing that there are stricter rules on what aircraft can use an airfield, so you can’t fly anything larger than an A318 into EGLC or other airports appropriate of their classification and what aircraft are able to use it. It may be complexed however, as there is a 747 parked at Dunsfold (Top Gear test track) IRL so technically we should be able to fly a -200 there.

Worse than this is that every day, A380’s are highly unrealsically landing at airports like KPSP and KSAN just because theoretically they can. Also seeing 737’s at KNUC when there shouldn’t really be any traffic at all!

Thank you for your appreciation. Criticism is allowed of the post respectively.


Some people like to think that KNUC is San Clemente International Airport, that’s why they like flying their heavies there.


No one cares about that on Playground, on Advanced sometimes. I’ve seen A321s approachin LCY on Advanced

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As a controller on advanced, it’s ok. I don’t mind, some people like to break realism. But in the real world, an A321 at LCY is a big no!


I had to ghost a couple on advanced for flying an A388 and a B772 into LCY. I told them it was to big for this airport, and contact London Heathrow tower, but they just don’t understand. These peanuts are waiting to be squished and made into peanut butter.


As a huge realism fan, I’m totally supporting your opinion.


Max Sez; Totally agree with @Freddiefrogs! The restriction program is written now all is needed is a little attention to detail! My real gripe is unrestricted landings at Military Fields! KNUC (San Clemente ) is a prime example. I say; “Knock it off”! I’m for realism!

(Info: @Laurens)


The reason why people fly A380s to KSAN and KPSP is because in the California region doesn’t have any other big airports other than KLAX. But I still think that’s a great idea.

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That should be the first answer and if they don’t divert then you should advise them otherwise or ghost them.

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That is a fair point, I guess if you were flying one you would only be able to fly in pattern work. Unless your in the Singapore region, where you can fly to WMKK. This is a good reason to extend regions.

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What would also be good is “aircraft is too large, please divert


Doig good work DJ 👍

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Have you been on the advanced server yet? Aha.

Not yet. 300 XP

Keep going, T&G can get you 300XP in 5 minutes.

The reality to me is that there are only a dozen or less airports in the entire real world that have sufficient infrastructure to handle an A380…as an example…not KTSP or KSAN or KNUC at last check…so the runway lengthand width is a secondary issue…furthermore. …if you are going to start revaluating the maximum aircraft size for takeoff or landing at the most popular IF airports…then my suggestion is to do that at the default spawning area…as either a warning message or an automatic disabling capability by an additional program algorithm…maybe there should be a discussion thread continued in the dev section on this topic…

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This is a good idea. For example the ATC can say, “Callisign(filler), this airport doesn’t support your aircraft, please contact LosAngeles Tower.”

This may be off topic, but do you actually even fly?

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I think he does on the Playground. He’s working his way up to Advanced.

I will amend my original reply…since a list has now been submitted on another thread as of 2007 and later as of what airports could handle an A380 at that time …but still only a few major airports in the U.S have built the sufficient infrastructure necessary for standard operation…and most of the airports in IF …if they were following real world guidelines…still would not be capable…so it all depends on how realistic a game or sim you want to have…IMHO…all feedback on this issue is welcome as to that regard as well