Here’s the situation:
You: “Apprach/Center, ABC1 request visual approach any runway”
ATC: “ABC1, expect vectors for the visual approach runway XX”
You (when field in sight): “ABC1 Has the field in sight”
Now for me, based on my real world experience flying IFR, ATC’s expected reply to the above would be a variation of either “Roger” or “Cleared for the visual approach”.
However, the 3 times this situation has presented itself to me in the wonderful world of Infinite Flight, the response, all 3 times has been “check help pages on how to use ATC”
Now I have some theories, but my question in simple terms to you all is: Why is a pilot in the wrong as soon as they report field in sight especially after being told to expect the visual? This goes against my instrument training, in addition to my experience.
Is this an IFATC specific procedure?
I’m always open to learning more about these things, so I look forward to you lovely people on the IFC to shed a little light for me.
Hope you all are having an awesome week!