Here's the scenario: I've loaded my flight plan, I'm flying happily along,
and the controller asks me to fly direct to a waypoint not in my plan.
Trying not to get frantic, I search the waypoint in Plan-G. Let's assume
I find it. Success!
But now, I go to the flight planner in FSX. First of all, isn't this bad because
it pauses the flight -- a no-no on VATSIM?
But even assuming I can be so fast no controller notices how do
I find the point in the map? I'm scrolling around, zooming in, zooming out,
looking for points near by, all the while trying not to fly into something...
Is there a slick way to do this?
Reply to Colin (as for some reason I'm not allowed to reply to this topic):
Thanks. I think you are correct about avoiding FSX FP. The re-direct happened to me
once because of traffic. It occurs to me a good solution is to ask the controller for
a heading to the space I'm needed to fly to, rather than mucking around with the GPS.