With FDS’s 19.2 update come progressive taxi instructions, where the ATC has the ability to provide the pilot with extra taxi instructions. For those who didnt know this yet, more can be read in the 19.2 announcement.
Progressive taxi is a great tool for the ATC to instruct aircrafts on the platform in such a way conflicts can be avoided. But, and this is where my idea comes from, its also a great tool to help pilots who appear lost, don’t seem to know how to get to the correct runway and would appreciate some extra help from the controller. But right now, pilots can’t request for help.
My request is to complete this amazing new functionality, and add an extra instruction for the pilot on the ground to request additional (progressive) taxi instructions.
The idea of the feature is that it contains one instruction for pilots on Ground only. The request could be ‘request further instructions’ or something like that, indicating that the pilots needs help to find its way to the platform or runway. The Ground ATC would have the ability to respond ‘expect progressieve taxi instructions’ or ‘taxi as per own insight’ (or something like that’.