VNAV for climb and cruise

The 20.1 has been released with many features including the VNAV feature. I’m sure all of you know what VNAV is but here’s the link below if you don’t know what VNAV is.

VNAV is currently can only be used for descent. This feature request is for VNAV climb and cruise. This is to reach SID altitude restrictions and for step climbing. This will be especially useful and helpful for pilots doing Ultra Long Hauls or overnighters. While we are unconscious or away from our device, VANV will ascend for us. Let me know your thoughts below. Thanks for reading!

They’re working on it! They said it’s a bit harder due to it being climb, and speed plays a major factor, but don’t worry, it will be here soon.


In the mean time, you can also get In Flight Assistant, which is equipped with the full VNAV feature (including climb)

Its going to come soon, so I don’t think this is really necessary.


I’m confused why this is not in 20.2 beta

Cause it was never said it was going to be in 20.2, will come out on a later update…

Maybe in the next??

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Hopefully. Fingers crossed.

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Yeah. It would be super nice.

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I think this feature only on the IOS version & not the Android version. Pl correct me if I am wrong.

We need this! I do loads of long haul flights and sometimes I have to change from the initial altitude for FL340 to FL400 at the end of the flight. I think that if there is VNAV for descending there also should be one for climb!


Airplanes irl operate VNAV for climb and descent so it’s a good addition


Actually a good request, I can only do long haul flights in daytime because I need to step climb, and the inflight assistant will cause my app crash.


Yeah, I do flights from YSSY to Europe and I have various step climbs so this addition would really make these flights easier

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Lets vote this post and bring attention to it

Well it takes time for these type of features to come as making a vnav climb function, you also have to add a lot of several things such as flap bug speeds etc and well that takes a lot of time and effort on their end but on the other hand PMDG and aerosoft(I know they only make aircraft’s and not a flight simulator just an add on ) have programmed and made their vnav lnav systems pretty good just like in the real thing.It will come but time is time.

Although it’s not a feature yet I have an alternative a free alternative
I used this for my previous flights and it’s working well

You can use this for now until IF decides to start working on this feature

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that was 4 years ago, still no VNAV for climb :'(