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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 HD. 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 Detroit, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Dallas 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.

What's New in Version 2.3

Fixed to allow support for iOS 3.2 devices

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Customer Reviews

Not worth it

I would have liked this app, but there are key features missing. For example, I am not a pilot, so I don' t know where runway "R8" is at O'Hare airport. Next, for game makers to say HD on their games, the games should actually have to be in HD. The quality of this game is almost as bad as the quality of running an iphone game blown up to full size on the ipad. Lastly, it would be nice if this game had some easy listening background music insted of dead silence (silence unless you crash in which you hear a very trite explosion sound).
In conclusion, i would recommend avoiding this app unless there are some ( if not many) major updates.


The controlling features of the aircraft are not real or actual in any way. Please visit an ATC near you and copy their screen. It's not realistic at all. On the atc screen u cannot see ground or runway lights. It's supposed to be black screen with green dots or squares with info in boxes.

Plz refund me my money


I was afraid to get this sim bec so many similar ones are a pain to control. This has sharp,vivid color and the controls are very easy. Please add pilot voices that respond when you give out atc commands and add kjfk and klga. Thank you.

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  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.3
  • Size: 18.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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