Fiddling around with the numeric keys is really a pain, especially in VR where you can’t see your keyboard. It would be much easier to control the ATC menu with 4 (customizable) keys: Up / Down / Select / Back
I think its function is self-explanatory:
- Select – brings up the ATC-menu and/or executes the selected menu-item
- Back – jumps back one step in command-structure or closes the ATC-menu
- Up/Down – moves the menu-selection up and down
With this option you could control the whole ATC-menu with one single 4-way hat switch on your Joystick or HOTAS.