What is TOGA and FLEX?
TOGA (take off and go around) thrust is the maximum thrust safely being applied. However since it is tough on the engines, It can be used for only up to 5 minutes after take off (10 minutes with one engine). It is used to provide the best possible climb performance for takeoff, go around and other emergency situations.
At most large airports, this is where less power is needed for takeoff, and that is where FLEX comes into play. “FLEX” is the amount of power which is less powerful, however more efficient, using less fuel and creating less noise.
“But when can these power settings be used?” You may ask
You may sound excited about this being used everywhere you fly, but unfortunately Commercial aircraft can use this as with general aviation there is no point. However TOGA can be used with military aircraft (jets) including both regular jets and fighter jets but are not used with turboprops.
Why this when more aircraft are being worked on and clouds?
Although this is not a demanding feature and can be worked on whenever felt necessary, it can add some realism to the game and make it more enjoyable, so there’s nothing else I can say about it.