Taxi - requesting progressive taxi instructions

No one forces the controller to provide them. Simply implement an „unable to provide at this time“ like they did for radar vectors.


You have my vote i couldn’t agree more would make the game more realistic

Wouldn’t we need multiple instructions in one command? Like turn left next go straight ahead, turn right contact twr when ready. Otherwise I think this isn’t really needed yet, because you would have to send a different command pretty often. Still got my vote:)

Hey, good coment, I have mi vote.

It would probably work just like how it works right now. When a pilot requests progressive taxi instructions, the ATC can either accept or refuse. If they accept, the ATC just uses the standard progressive taxi instructions, like turn right, turn left, etc. It wouldn’t add any extra work for ATC controllers.

It’s a nice idea, however as we are constantly reminded progressive taxi is very taxing on the controller. Generally the quieter airports are those with a simpler layout, and the airports where people would want to request it are those like EHAM, where they will be denied every time. Also from a sense of realism pilots plan their taxi routes, they wouldn’t usually ask for strop by step directions (By this I mean turn left, turn right) from the controllers.

Not sure if this applies to this thread but Tyler also closed another request which was very similar.


The controller could always say “unable”.

Which is my point. At the airports where this would be useful, the controllers would be too busy, and just have to say unable. Therefore the feature would be rarely used, and would just add more spam to an already extremely busy frequency.

This Is A Duplicate of a closed topic.
Tyler Closed The other one for a reason.
Here is The Closed One:
New Option for Progressive Taxi

No, when I land at my nearest controlled airport in real life, tower will hand me to „Hannover Rollkontrolle“ (ground) and they’ll tell me something like this:
D-KMTS, exit via Charlie, continue on Foxtrott 1, turn left on Mike, park at GAT 12. I’ll quickly take notes of the instruction and then look on my Aerodrome Ground Movement Chart which gives me an overview of the taxiway network and parking areas.

In Infinite Flight it’s: taxi to parking

What do we see: a pilot actually doesn’t plan his/her taxi route.

I‘m sure there are pilots in IF planing their taxi routes, but you can hardly tell on which taxiway you are in game at the moment (I still root for taxiway markings and a taxiway map though).

Why not use this hopefully temporary solution for taxi commands and help the pilots out a little?

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Ofcourse it brings more work! Most of the times planes have to make 2 or more turns, that are 3 more messages (accept progressive taxi instructions, Turk left, turn right) I think I would deny it most of the times, it is also pretty easy to forget and you have to switch to tower mode to see where they taxi on the taxiway, because there is no taxiway map yet…

I mean it doesn’t add more work to the work we already have, which already includes progressive taxi. If ATC doesn’t want to give progressive taxi they don’t have to.

Yes I understand they can deny it, already said it twice, but wouldn’t it be better if we can combine 2 things to 1 command, that will save a lot of time.

That’s where my all time favorite feature request comes into play once more: the Drag-And-Taxi feature. It would significantly reduce the work load on the controllers side while reading out the real world phrasing to the pilot. Additionally, I feel like ground is the „by the way“ frequency at the moment, and tbh you don’t have much to do. With the new commands you have some more opportunities but when the ground commands get extended on a real-life level, ground would become „full“ frequency always occupied by one controller.

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Yup also my favourite…
I think infinite flight should implement this ASAP, so we can get rid of these progressive taxiway stuff, because it is way to busy most of the times to actual use them.

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This won’t work because the controller will have to make all the taxi decisions before the plane actually starts taxiing. This would actually be more work because we would have to plan out the entire taxi, instead of quickly being able to send individual commands. Plus planes are constantly moving so the possible traffic conflicts are constantly changing.

Just drag your finger over the taxiway isn’t going to take a lot of time. Atleast less time then these individual commands
In reality you would have a few taxiways you use for everyone, so it is going to be an easy job.

Notice I wasn’t talking about the drag and taxi feature, I was commenting on your all in one taxi instruction, which is completely different. I don’t want to go off topic. This is a different feature request.

Oh okay, I already found it a bit weird what you said. And no there is no reason to go off topic. So conclusion: drag system should be implemented, and this system takes to much time

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Good find, I had searched but not seen that one.
That one very much looks the same as my request, with this difference that the other request is more about guidance for all aircrafts to their correct place on the platform, which I agree can introduce a giant overhead. My feature request is in-line with the idea behind the progressive taxi instructions, and is very much focussed to help a pilot find his way to the correct runway or parking area.

Yes, it can be equally abused, but hey, what can’t be abused these days…

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