I seek expert guidance about using ILS approach procedures in MSFS, and I hope someone in these forums can help.
I have noticed when creating a flight plan in Little Navmap (LNM) that PLN files created by LNM do not specify a transition point even if one is selected for the plan. It simply specifies the generic ILS approach, and MSFS selects one of the available transitions which may or may not match the one from LNM.
I wonder if there is a way to address this and get LNM and MSFS to match up without modifying the flight plan from within the cockpit.
Something else that I have noticed and this may be a difference between GPS devices or aircraft. Still, it seems that sometimes the AP will automatically go to the first waypoint in an approach. Still, at other times the approach must specifically be “activated” even if the approach was added to the flight plan before the flight.
Why do I see this difference, and how can I tell when an approach is to be activated and work without that step?