Group: Forum Members
We already implemented the five letter ICAO and then VRP identifier convention for Poland, ready for the next version. This appears to be an anomaly specific to Poland but we were happy to do it to help. VRPs in other countries will still be single letters.
It's important to note that Doc 4444 is not strictly enforced in many/most European countries when it comes to VFR flightplans, in fact strictly enforcing it would cause flightplans generated by SkyDemon to be rejected in some locales. We simply have to take a pragmatic approach given the perspective we have.
Do you have a specific reference for your point number 2, please? I don't think we've come up against this before and although a minor point, there may be something we can do to help.
We have considered reiterating the route as remarks in Item 18, but rejected the thought as in most cases it would make the length of the FPL message too long.
The things we output in Item 18 have been decided upon after many years of sending VFR flightplans to all European countries. Pilot name and telephone number are absolutely essential as lots of ATC units make contact with the pilot as a matter of course. The inclusion of SkyDemon is not vanity; it's also very important that ATC units know what software created the flightplan to make it easy for them to get in touch.