I can’t seem to find any specific feature request for this.
It’s worth noting that I rarely control. 99% of my time in the sim is spent flying aircraft, so I’m not speaking from experience as such.
Anyway, in real life tower controllers have the ability to vector aircraft, most commonly when they’re on approach. Infinite Flight recently took a step towards this by adding the ability to assign a heading and altitude to aircraft taking off. This is a splendid feature when used correctly, but is only half of the story.
Now, I’m aware that controllers (namely tower and approach) aren’t always in direct communication with each other and may start trying to take control of each other’s aircraft once they’re in the tower controller’s range.
So, the request: pretty please with a cherry on top, can tower controllers have the ability to give aircraft more detailed vectors than a pattern leg? But, please can these vectors only be given within, say, 15nm of the airfield and when below, say, 8000ft (or FL80, depending on the transition altitude)? These restrictions should solve the problem mentioned above, while the new ability would undeniably add realism.
So, I open the floor to you all. What do we think?