I need to clarify something that irritates me.
In FlightSim, when performing VFR flight and having established flight following with ATC, i can go through any controlled airspace (A/B/C/D etc…) without explicite clearence to do that. I also have no option for that in the ATC menue on entering controlled airspace. This option is only available when no flight following has been established.
Now when performing VFR flight in reality i am actially obligated to ask for explicite clearence to enter controlled airspace, no matter if i have established flight following with the ATC or not.
AOPA states on this:
Question: What if the controller puts
you on a heading that will take you
into the airspace, but doesn’t actually
tell you that you’re cleared into the airspace?
Answer: You need to hear the words
“cleared into the Class B airspace,” or
equivalent. If you don’t, be sure to ask
the controller before you enter the airspace.
So obviously in flight sim establishing flight folowing is basically a super clearence to any airspace?
This is taking out the whole sense of airspaces in the sim. Once flight following is established you can go anywhere and do whatever you like (i.e. aorobatics in the short final of a busy airport) whithout clearence.
I would suggest entering controlled airspace to require clearence from ATC, no matter if you have established flight following.