My first post here, and my first hours (as a non-real pilot) on MSFS. I wonder if I am doing something wrong or if it's simulators fault.
So, I wanted to try my hands on ILS landing with a small aircraft, and at the moment, to start slow, I am flying the analog 172, with the Garmin 530.
I used Littlenavmap to create an IFR plan from LIRA to LIBP (attached): IFR Ciampino (LIRA) to Pescara (LIBP).zip) and started to fly it.
I am very new to the ifr so sometimes I struggle a bit to make the AP get the instructions: sometimes I set the desired altitude, +500fpm desired climbing, hit NAV... and the AP does not follow the waypoints. Sometime, exact same steps, and the aircraft turn where I expect it to turn. However.
I eventually managed to fly the whole approx 1h route to LIBP, and the ATC hands me over the appropriate center. Now: when it is time to, they instruct me to begin my descent, which I do. Then they either tell me to continue as planned and to expect vectors for ILS Y 22 approach or they propose me VFR approach to rwy 4, I ask for ILS Y 22 and they grant me, telling to continue as planned, as before.
At this point... I am left on my own: I complete my descent to assigned altitude, I continue to fly my route and... they never bother to call me again.
I set ILS freq (110.700) on NAV1, but I am never instructed to do anything, nor cleared to land, nor anything.
I tried to do couple of things:
1) I let the AP fly the planned route, reaching wpt IF22 then turning towards the airport
2) I switched to heading mode, so the airplane eventually reach IF22 and continue to fly straight into the sea
In both cases, the ATC never gets back to me with vectors or corrections, or telling me to descend more... even when flying towards the airport, I waited until I was clearly too high to start a descent... and nothing.
By the way, I also turned on the NAV1 audio, and I couldn't get the morse code (I was 2.200ft high in this occasion, from IF22 to almost above the runway, never heard any bleep on the radio).
So... Am I doing something wrong, or is there a bug in the ATC, in the airport code, in the aircraft or what?
Next time I have time I will try flying with the G1000 equipped Cessna, but I think what I did should work even with the analog one, shouldn't it?