I also aprove this idea. Very annoying to search for a specific waypoint within the app when the map is quite compressed. Search function should be able to find all points including VORs etc. If the search find the way point you should be able to focus on it, add that way point to your FLP or as “start point/first point”
Add a search icon.
->Press it, you can then write free search words.
->write name of a way point, ex kitty.
-> if kitty found, 3 icons appear below the name, (focus, add way point, or first “start point”
Also include possibility to save a specific route. So you could load it at another time.
In live you could also decide to share it. So other people can load others routs and of course you could add a user rating system to it.
I would also like to have the possibility to add a specific target altitude for every waypoint, convenient for approaching airport after navcharts, altitude for selected waypoint can be seen in the status window below the screen where yo can define what you would like to see or above current alt on the HUD. Possibility to then also “uppgrade” auto pilot to also have the LNAV function (VNAV would be great also) as the map system would then work as a simplified FMS. To reduce “AFK” pilot’s there should also be a timer within the app so if no interaction has been made after a spec time he will be disconnected from the server.
MaxSez: Good Point, But why do all the work. I view FDS as IF’s Corporate Hq. Let them Establish a “Dispatch” section for the Trash Haulers and merge it with ATC…
(Real Major Line ATP’s don’t Route Plan, just ask the Union, LOL.)
This could be incorportated into my idea for exporting a new detailed flight planning experience to the IF website, where one could plan their flights ahead of time and have them populate into the app once you login to your account on the app.