Thank you Feel There for inviting users to have an input in the next incarnation. Having read through the wish list to date I am repeating some items however the following is my list, bearing in mind that it is a wish list:-
Wake turbulence categories - enforcement of wake turbulence rules along with "Heavy" & "Super" call signs
Exit fixes on departure strips - this would help decide sequencing and runway selection for departures
Actual gate on arrival rather than just terminal (either gate no on arrival strip or highlighted via mouse click)
Use of high speed exits on runways
Maintain speed until exiting runways
Expedite vacate runway command
Immediate take off command
Misc ground movements - towing between apron, hangars gates etc.
Ability to request increase spacing from approach (particularly for single runway air fields)
Push back direction
Set weather at start (also maintaining random preference) so that preferred runway configuration can be used in other conditions besides "clear"
Re-working of Real Traffic & Real Color - We have all seen on message boards the amount of confusion this causes for new players (and some old). I would hate to think of how many players may have been lost to the game due to giving up in frustration
Ground radar to update in increments rather than real time
Ground radar targets appear as blips rather than aircraft icons (admittedly this would be hard to figure aircraft direction)
Scoring system overhaul - admittedly I don't pay too much attention to it but it would be of interest to have a break down per airport still maintaining a total overall
Moe, Larry & Curly to be banned from operating the tugs - eliminate the instances of push back from some terminals spinning around and sometimes pushing back onto grass verges. I had an AFR at JFK one time push back off its track and finished up taxiing to Manhattan via the Van Wyck Expressway.
Weather effects performance of aircraft
Love the storm effects, however just a passing showery rainy day would be nice too
Ability to change the order of flight strips by dragging up or down
Requests from aircraft for different arrival/departure runway (bonus points if able maybe?) eg if you're set up at JFK with arrivals on 31L, Jetblue (not all of them mind you, that could get tedious) may request 31R which would be closer to gate
Cross runway XX command
I note that mention has been made of the distance an aircraft will check on, if this was to change I would still prefer the aircraft to be visible on radar as it is now, then checking in at the suggested distance.
Aircraft calls again after XX minutes of no action to remind you that they are still waiting. This also applies to anything on final that has not been dealt with prior to executing missed approach
Well... it is a "wish" list
Thanks for reading,