ATCsimulator®2 is the premier Air Traffic Control
simulation on the market for the PC
NEWLY UPDATED FLIGHT PLAN
DATA (APRIL/MAY 2007)
is the premier Air Traffic Control simulation on the market
for the PC. ATCsimulator® has been at the forefront of ATC
simulation since Feb/2001, and is still going strong.
ATCsimulator®2 allows you to immerse yourself in the
mysterious world of air traffic control. This is as close to
the REAL THING! as you can get. Don't be fooled by cheap
imitations or cheesy mockups! This is a SERIOUS SIMULATION (er..game)!
But, it can also be FUN!
ATCsimulator®2 provides you with the most comprehensive set
of programs to help boost your air traffic career, or
satisfy your thirst for experiencing the REAL THING!
ATCsimulator®2 has it all! And it can only be purchased here!
ATCsimulator®2 allows you to take on the role as
Approach or Departure controller at your choice of over
120 Terminal Radar Approach Control facilities of the
United States National Airspace System (NAS), or TRACONs
as they are more commonly called. Your goal is to allow
for the "safe and expeditious" flow of air traffic. It
is your job to assist the pilots arriving at airports
inside your airspace boundaries by lining them up for an
approach (preparing for a landing). It is also your job
to assist pilots departing your airspace by handing them
over to the Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC)
controller at the appropriate time or fix location.
was modeled after the ARTS-IIIa radar equipment used at the
Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center(MMAC) in Oklahoma City,
Radar Training Facility. All of the dials and switches are
simulated with photorealistic quality, and perform all of
the functions of their real-life counterpart. Whenever
possible, the keyboard functions of the ARTS-IIIa terminal
are accessed in the same manner as in real life.
There are no
fancy shortcuts or Windows GUI interfaces (that do not exist
on real ARTS-IIIa equipment) as is found on other so-called
simulations...you use the keyboard using the same keystrokes
as Real controllers. And by the way, legacy radarscopes are
round, not square. Other game simulations available for the
PC present their software using the entire screen, instead
of simulating the actual look and feel of the real equipment.
We strive to keep the simulation as true-to-life as possible,
allowing for you to experience what real controllers "experience"
on a daily basis. So don't be fooled by cheap inaccurate
provides many methods to allow the "safe and expeditious"
flow of air traffic. There are rules governing separation
laterally and vertically. You can issue climb and descents,
turns, speed changes, holding instructions, visual and
instrument approach clearances. You have every command you
need to accomplish your task, but HOW you use those commands
is entirely up to you. It's not what you know, it's how well
you USE what you know.
TRAFFIC with FLIGHT EXPLORER®
One of the most
unique features with ATCsimulator®2 is the ability to
control LIVE TRAFFIC!! That's right, using Flight Explorer®
in conjunction with ATCsimulator®2, you will truly
experience what its like to work at some of the busiest
approach control facilities in the world. This feature alone
sets ATCsimulator®2 apart from any other air traffic
simulation. By running Flight Explorer® in the background,
and then starting ATCsimulator®2, you can choose to have the
LIVE TRAFFIC!! fed straight to the simulator, providing you
with the most realistic, heart-pounding experience!
for more information about Flight Explorer® and any special
offer for ATCsimulator®2 customers.
with Microsoft Flight Simulator (FS98 thru 2004)
One of the most
popular and successful software titles in the world is
Microsoft Flight Simulator. Second only to flight simulation,
is air traffic control. With ATCsimulator®2, you can host a
session and invite your Flight Simulator pilot friends to
join you. You control the action!, you control the fun!. No
waiting in line to be the "active" controller, nor is there
any battery of "tests" you have to complete before you can
enjoy controlling traffic. Its true realtime air traffic
control on your own terms! Our freeware utility FS2ATCS can
be distributed to any Flight Simulator pilot interested in a
truly engaging session with a REAL controller. FS2ATCS is
compatible with Flight Simulator; FS98 through FS2004.
Support for FSX will be coming in the future.
One of your
primary goals is to achieve a higher pay based on your job
performance. In the real world, controllers are expected to
do a good job. Failing to do that can sometimes result in
deadly consequences. That's why air traffic control is one
of the most stressful occupations in the world, and highly
respected. So, the scoring mechanism is such that you begin
with 100 points. Your goal is to maintain that and not lose
points. Points are deducted from 100% for separation errors,
procedural and others. If you can maintain an overall career
average of 70% or better, you will attain pay raises. If you
fall below that, you will be demoted. A complete report is
given at the end of each scenario telling you how well you
performed, any mistakes you made, and what reference
material to review to help improve your controlling
abilities. This material also includes references from the
FAA Air Traffic Bible, the 7110.65x.
will now allow you to generate traffic on the fly by letting
you set the level of arrivals and/or departures that you
wish to challenge yourself. Or, you can still select from
over 100,000 stored flights that were captured from real
world FAA air traffic computer networks. (Although SIDS/STARS
are an integral part of flight planning, once within 40
miles of the destination airport, the controller will issue
vectors to final approach course, thus eliminating the need
for adherance to published paths.)
of ATCsimulator®2 is the ability to print flight strips
while running a scenario. Whether it be a randomly generated
scenario, or one of the stored scenarios captured from live
FAA flight data, strip printing requires a simple checkbox
selction. These strips are printed on your Windows
compatible printer and print 10 to a page. The strips will
only correspond with the active traffic in the scenario.
To add variety to the
simulator, or to more closely emulate real world facilities,
you can filter the airports at your TRACON to your liking.
This will allow you to simulate exact controller positions
as compared to the real world. Plus, this reduces the
traffic load at each TRACON, making for much more manageable
levels when going at it alone at Level 5 facilities. In
addition to opening and closing airports, you can also open
and close runways, and assign them for arrival, departure or
and associated navigational data used in ATCsimulator® was
obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), Jeppesen and ARINC. Geographic data
was derived from the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)
and the United States Geological Survery. Flight data was
captured from the FAA computer network utilizing Flight
Explorer®. Only commercial and civilian traffic local to the
area will appear at each TRACON. None of the traffic you
will see is fabricated...it's REAL. As an extra bonus, we
added a few video map displays that are the ACTUAL maps used
at various air traffic facilities.
you can choose either a synthetic pilot voice, or Real
prerecorded concatenated Text-To-Speech voices. Using
Microsoft's TTS technology, you can use the voices that come
with the program, and you can also add your own voice using
the tools of the Speech SDK mentioned in the next section.
There is room for up to 100 voices that can be used with the
program. Invite friends and family to join in on the fun and
add their voice to the game!
SCENARIO RECORDING and PLAYBACK
now comes with a recording feature, and a player. This makes
ATCsimulator®2 perfect for research and academic
applications. A scenario can be recorded and then played
back for analysis. The scenario player will allow playback
in accelerated mode, as well as in reverse.
TWO MODES OF
In addition to the
standard ARTS simulation, you can also elect to
control traffic using the latest equipment used in
air traffic control, STARS mode, which is an acronym
for Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System.
This system is being used across the country to
replace existing ARTS equipment as it fails. It is a
computer driven system resembling that of a PC and
utilizes the full screen display. ATCsimulator®2
will provide this display system as an alternative
to the standard ARTS-IIIa console.
To assist the
controller, using our utility program, Mapmate(tm), you can
print a custom map of any area included with the game. You
can pick which elements you wish to be included in the
printout, and print it to your Windows system printer.
ATC-SDK (Sector Design Kit) - Professional
Although the sim comes
equipped with 120 terminal areas, maybe there is a special
area that you would like to control? Now, our in-house
design tool is included with the ATCsimulator®2 Professional
Edition package and will allow you to create the area of
your dreams. It will also allow you to edit/update any of
the existing areas as the need arises. Note: Advanced skills
using other graphic application software is expected, and
advanced knowledge of navigation elements is also required.
DirectX 8.1 or later
128 megabytes of RAM
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
200 megabytes of free hard drive space
Graphics card capable of 800x600 or higher resolution
The following screen modes are supported;
Normal(96 dpi) or Large(120 dpi) only.
16-bit DirectX compatible sound card
Aircraft flight data (flight plans and airline schedules)
that ship with ATCsimulator®2, was captured from the FAA
flight computer network. Other sources of information such
as STARS and SIDS and aeronautical charts were used to build
route information used by the simulator. This data is of
course, a time capsule of information that can change. There
could be airlines that no longer exist, but did exist at the
time of capture. The time period for which the accuracy of
that data will persist is beyond our control. We will
periodically provide updates to that information as time
permits. The ATC-SDK is a tool that will allow you to update/modify
that information to meet your needs as you the customer see
fit.. The goal of ATCsimulator®2 is to allow you to handle
the load of traffic presented during gameplay, whether
|This product was added to our catalog on Monday 24 March, 2008.