Vectoring Command to VOR/Waypoint

Hi IFC!
I am back with another feature request! Today, I will be requesting to have commands for ATC to direct/reroute us to different waypoint/VORs!

This is a very common and useful command in real life and would bring IF a lot more realism and take some pressure off ATC.

As an example, this is what the direct command sound in real life:
“Speedbird 6MA proceed direct IGAMA, descend and maintain 11000ft.”

The reroute command would sound like this:

“Speedbird 6MA descend/climb via WAYMA, DISCO, DELTA”

Why do we need this?
This would bring another big drop of realism to ATC in IF, and also improve the usage of waypoints/VORs at airports, especially where arrival procedures can’t be found. This would be easier than assigning heading as you can reroute the aircraft wherever you want as you wish in only one go.

How could it work?
I am not a coding expert or anything but maybe on the commands bit there would be a “re-route” and “proceed direct” under the “Vectors” tab. Maybe if you clicked on either one, descend/climb will appear and you could choose either one, then the colour of all the waypoints/VORs would change and you would click on the one(s) you want the aircraft to head to. There would be a “Done” command too. The command will sound exactly like above.

Please show support and vote if you would like to see this in IF!

  • I would love to see this!
  • Ummmmm… Let me think.
  • Very unnecesarry.

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This post approved by staff members. I would briefly want to thank @Thunderbolt_78 for inspiring me on this request.

I think this would be very interesting and helpful (and improve realism quite a bit). It might be a little hard to add and/or confusing to use, but I would love to see this. I actually had an idea similar to this a while ago… but I decided to wait to see how SIDS and STARS were and forgot about it. Let me see if I can clear up a vote for this!

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I agree! Thanks a lot!

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This would definitely be great! Could also help with shortcuts when flying STARs/SIDs. Voted!

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Actually this could be really useful if it can added to DATIS. Some airports do not have STARs from all directions, eg. KEWR from the Carribeans.

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I definitely agree. Would be much easier for ATC.

Just giving this a little bump! Would be very useful to have this!

This is 100% necessary moving a vote over for it

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Thank you! I definitely agree, especially at airports with less SID/STARs!

Just giving this a little bump. This would be great for Airport with no established SID/STARs to/from all directions!

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It’s actually very useful for a lot of airports in Europe that require VORs on departure

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Exactly! Would make controllers job a lot easier too!

Giving this a bump. I wanted to request realistic “Direct To” features as a pilot and found this. Got my vote!

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I have to agree! Would be brilliant to see this next update!

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Yea we need this like, now. This is one of the most basic commands in an air traffic controller’s toolbox and I’m shocked that its not in-game. We can see people’s flight plans now when we click on them so it would be nice to use the drag and vector and hover over a fix/VOR to ask them to go direct.

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This would be great to have, I’ve been wanting something like this for a long time. If anything, it can help departure frequency ATC vector aircraft on takeoff towards their flight plans, and after vectoring in sequence, they can proceed direct to their planned waypoint. Also, if there is heavy nearby traffic in the skies, they can be vectored to a certain heading, then told to “proceed direct XXX, then resume own navigation” to get back on course.

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Indeed needed! Good job m8!! I definetly voting for this one!!

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