View Full Version : Does FS2K4 ATC Cancel IFR Plans Like in 2K2
LAST EDITED ON Jun-26-03 AT 11:56AM (EDT)[p]Does the fs2004 ATC cancel IFR plans like in fs2002 when we don't follow specific instructions? It was really annoying when it happened in 2k2.
06-26-2003, 12:04 PM
Well follow the instructions and it won't get canceled lol :P
FS2002 ATC gets really pushy though - like if you don't descend at the very instant it tells you too at a high rate it'll tell you to expedite even if there's no traffic in the area etc... If you don't respond to a call or you stray from your altitude they cancel IFR on you - that's completely absurd, a real controler would never do that.
I also hope they smoothed out the way ATC vectors you - I've seen it get into a loop of sorts in 2002 where it's constantly giving you 30 degree intercepts and turns back on course trying to keep you exactly aligned on your path etc - it should just give you a general heading an then make corrections closer in as necessary. It'll also be nice if it'll actually let you fly a departure or approach the way you entered it into the flight planner rather than automatically giving you radar vectors.
06-26-2003, 01:04 PM
Well, FS2004 allows pop-up IFR clearances, so even if the ATC cancels your IFR, you can just refile for it.
06-26-2003, 01:34 PM
Real controlers get snide, pushy and while they can't cancel your flight plan they can make you want to reach though the mike and strangle them.
Those constant 30 degree intercepts happen on radar vectors because of the winds aloft. If ATC wants you on a 340 heading and you dutifuly fly 340 with the winds out of the east, you end up going west of where the AI controller wants you. He then vectors you back to intercept the original heading. This continues so long as the winds remain constant. What I have done is to do some Kentucky windage and put in my own correction angle. So long as your plane flys the proper path along the ground ATC is happy and you aren't wearing out the radio.
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