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Ability to set default Flight Mode in settings


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grahamb
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I fly IFR OCAS quite regularly so want the VFR chart displayed by default, and I find it irritating that I have to remember to change flight mode from ‘ VFR’ two ‘Mixed’ each time I create a new route. Forgetting to do so means I may miss some relevant NOTAM. 

Any chance that a preferred mode could be created in Setup > Planning options?

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That’s a massive issue isn’t it?
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I doubt a 'default' philosophy covers the most mission profiles.

How about a mandatory pop-up instead, asking will you stay your last selection?

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pilot-byom - 8/31/2020 6:37:13 AM
I doubt a 'default' philosophy covers the most mission profiles.

How about a mandatory pop-up instead, asking will you stay your last selection?

The problem with mandatory pop-ups is that they invariably annoy most people and then there is then a general clamour to remove them.

I think a default option does cover most options. Most of my SkyDemon-using acquaintances are pure VFR flyers, the rest being mostly VFR with the occasional non-airways IFR. 

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Couldn’t agree with this more. I would prefer to use mixed as my default route type.
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This would be an essential feature. It’s verymannoying that with IFR features enabled. I don’t see IFR NOTAMs unless I remember to change the route to mixed mode (which I often forget).
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I have some other significant (safety of life) issues I’m going to raise as separate threads. But this issue is in the same class I’d say.
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I think two things are needed.
Option to set default flight mode
Reminder in NOTAMS and PLOG what mode was used
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I think this is an important feature - I have been caught out by not seeing an IFR NOTAM recently.

Although numerically the majority of SkyDemon customers are VFR only, the number of flights/flying hours is probably skewed by instructors/instructional flights where the instructor is more likely to be IRR rated and also needs to be more aware of IFR NOTAMS.

I default global setting would suffice as a minimum. The current mode being displayed at the top of the NOTAM page would help enormously.


--- PPL based in South of England
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@Tim is this something you’d consider?
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