Given all the talk of bugs this could be a sim issue, but could equally be my ignorance.
I’ve been playing with ILS approaches, figuring it out as I go kind of, so totally possible I’m doing it wrong. That’s why I like Flight sim, I can play with stuff I have no business messing with and just figure it out. Everything goes well, I figured out how to load an approach up in the G1000 (or even the Airbus.) but it’s this weird transition behavior that has me puzzled.
I usually leave my approach on automatic in flight planning so AI ATC will give me an active runway and approach clearance when I get there, and it does, wonderful. In flight, after I get my “expect” clearance I tap up my approach options for the destination airport, find that approach, and activate. Here is where it’s weird, autopilot sends me on some figure 8 convoluted circle to go back to a waypoint behind me and before the one I’m cleared to and then lines me up to the approach entry waypoint, despite the fact I’m usually already headed for it.
It’s like the approach setup is set for a waypoint too early. Instead of direct to the approach entry waypoint, it’s using my current position to go to some other nearby point first then circles me back. I’m pretty sure real ILS pilots don’t make 2 180 degree turns to backtrack then realign with the entry waypoint they are already cleared to, they just adjust heading direct to that entry waypoint and fly the approach on in.
It’s difficult for me to explain since I’m not a IFR pilot, if I need to perhaps later I’ll grab some screenshots to show how it runs me around if nobody understands what I’m talking about. I think it would all be solved if I had a way to just skip to next waypoint in the MFD, but I have not found an option for that.