I’ve got MSFS 2002, and just recently I’ve been playing around with it a lot. It can be quite addictive once you get into it.
I’ve done some of the preset commercial flights, where you start at the gate. ATC guides you through the flight levels and headings. They take you all the way to the ILS approach at the destination airport.
My question is, how can I setup my own flight in the same manner? If I create my own flight, I start already on the runway. Also, ATC doesn’t seem to be aware of the flight plan. Is there a way to create a custom flight starting from the terminal, with ATC guiding me throughout the route?