I'm new to the website. Hadn't been simming in a while and recently picked up a new twelve core rig which can finally utilise FSX, so I've dusted the DVD off and got back to flying!
I have one question which has always left me a bit stumped: when I am given pattern entry instructions (IFR flight plan), is it then my job to find a fix and fly my pattern on my own or will ATC think I'm a bit strange for assuming my own heading to follow the pattern? Also, if I'm told to "fly straight in" does that mean go straight for the runway and land, or fly straight into the pattern?
These questions probably seem very basic to most of you, but I can't seem to get a good authority on the answer, so any feedback is hugely appreciated.