Crap ATC in Flight simulator

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ATC has everything to be excited about when talking to realism. But it's fun as long as the realism is REAL.
I made a flight in a POSKY Boeing 757-200 from Bilbao to Amsterdam. These are my complaints:
Unrealistic departures, like "fly runway heading" and "contact departure".
In flight: On my arrival at the Dutch border, I was handed over to Lille Center! I have found other bugs, like: I was handed over to Miami, who handed me over to Fort Lauderdale, which in turn handed me over back to Miami!
Approach: Picture one shows what happened on approach. I was trying to center the aircraft when that 737 suddenly turned up on the windscreen!
Picture two shows the approach flight path instructed by ATC. Also, the AI traffic is guided unrealistic too. The 737 had to go around. I had to land at runway 27, Which was not the best choice considering the wind. My suggestion, which would be realistic is in pink. Of course I don't have Jeppesen approach maps, but this is ridiculous. Next time I fly approaches, I'll cancel IFR and create something realistic myself.

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Here's to FS2006 refining the ATC to a more realistic level! :)
I wish they would seperate the aircraft in approach and put them into holding patterns if neccessary etc.

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I suppose we could always go back to FS98 and FS2000 etc where we had none at all, its all a learning curve for them, and each version will get better and better, it must be so hard to write a program which gives 100% accurate ATC all the time, give them some slack and Im sure FS2006 will be much improved again

Dean

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It has to get better everytime just because they otherwise don't sell anything! Have ou looked at the 737 flight model and how it looks on the outside... TOTAL CRAP! Steering on the ground doesn't work more or less. If you turn right, it takes a few seconds for the plane to start turning. when going back straight, the plane continues turning!! I simply NEVER fly with the Microsoft models, except the Cessna's and Beechcraft's. The Learjet is still the best of their models.

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I have to say i have never had problems with the default aircraft but ATC do mess you around abit

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Fly on Vatsim, once you have experienced REAL ATC its a no brainer, I haven't flown with MS ATC for well over a year.

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I don't even use FS ATC when i fly off-line. soo crap comparet to VATSIM

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I've got a Hotmail account, and I like my AI traffic.

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i still have no idea how to use vatsim (i have an id), anybody care to help me and get me started?

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What is vatsim actually?

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Oh help I've been surfing around the website for half an hour but don 't understand anything about how it all works!! Someone plese guide me!

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All it is, is real people controlling us on FS.
Mark L will explain more ;) as i'm busy

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Guys, go onto www.vatsim.net if you dont have a Vatsim ID. Then on the left somewhere is a "getting started" part. DO NOT attempt to fly without knowing what you are doing first. Lots of little things that you need to do first. Dont just try and connect. Also go on www.bavirtual.co.uk for some help.