Ever wish you could try the excitement of controlling all the flights in and out of an airport? Well, now you can with the simulation air traffic control app, ATC Pro. This is a realistic application that demands you stay with each of the planes until they safely leave your jurisdiction. Can you handle the pressure of keeping multiple planes safe and on time? Click “...More” to learn why you should download this App.
Fun and Addictive (5 stars) By Johnny737 – Version 1.3 – Jan 5, 2010
“I actually am an airline pilot and I love this game. Having control over speed, heading, and altitude make this a realistic and challenging game. You won’t be able to put it down!”
Excellent! (5 stars) By GSwarthout – Version 1.3 – Jan 4, 2010
“As a former Air Traffic Controller (from ZOA), this is the Air Traffic Control game I was hoping to find when I first got my iPod Touch. Other games billed as ATC are nothing more than drawing flightpaths with your finger. This app, on the other hand, gives you full control of heading, speed, and altitude in one rather ingenious HUD.”
Imagine being the air traffic controller at a busy airport. No plane gets in or out without your say so and guidance. It’s up to you to ensure that all take-offs and landings go smoothly, the lives of passengers and crews are in your hands. Are your skills up to directing flight traffic in a way that avoids disaster? Can you handle the pressure of multiple requests coming in from various aircraft?
ATC Pro uses a USGS map approach for more interesting and realistic playing experiences. It won’t take long before you feel like a real air traffic controller and are hopelessly addicted to ATC Pro.
Of course, the idea is to get passengers to where they are going with no disasters or near misses occurring. However, there may be times when you’ve had a bad day or crave a little extra excitement and decide to let an aircraft crash. This results in a fireball, complete with an explosion sound. At this point, the game may or not be over. It depends on how you’ve opted to do your settings. You can choose whether to allow crashes, lost aircraft and more.
The following options are available:
* Allow crashes without terminating
* Allow lost aircraft without terminating
* Allow emergencies (low fuel)
* Allow small aircraft
* Sound effects (new arrivals, lost aircraft, crashes)
As this is likely your first stint as an air traffic controller, you might be nervous about getting started. Don’t worry, there are tutorial levels for landing and takeoffs to help you get your air legs. After that, there are scenarios designed to put more and more pressure on the controller (you) to route aircraft to their destinations without losing or crashing any aircraft. Comprehensive help is available from within the simulation scenario, including the specific scoring rules for each.
This application includes takeoff and landing tutorials as well as the following scenarios:
* Handle 5 landings (practice)
* Handle 5 takeoffs (practice)
* Handle 10 aircraft landing and taking off
* Handle 20 aircraft landing and taking off
* Play Until Incident (crash or lost aircraft)
* Play 5 minute speed round
* Play 10 minute speed round
The app offers different maps with a choice of Detroit (DTW) or Chicago (ORD) airport locations and runway layouts, which challenge you to come up with the safest approach and departure patterns. Zoom and pan features allow you to focus on a close landing and other situations that call for your expert skills.
ATC Pro is the simulation air traffic control app that will keep you engaged and set your heart racing. Future versions will introduce new map areas with multiple airports and more challenges to keep the excitement alive and feed your addiction for this app.
See this App in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBBfuMXATJM