Air Traffic Controller Use your mouse to play. We are in the business of landing airplanes Lots of thern We must land thern as quickly as possible, before theyjarn up. The dots on the localizer each represent one mile Your job is to put the airplanes on the localizer, spaced 3 miles apart. The little white squares with clot tails Those are the airplanes, or 'targets' as we refer to them. The little square represents the aircraft's current position Behind the aircraft 'target' there are 6 trail dots Since the radar updates only once every 3 seconds, the trailing dots are meant to give the targets a sense of motion The radar and aircraft behavior in this game is highly realistic It takes 10 seconds or so before you observe any response to your commands. If you click on an aircraft's target, a control interface will appear at the top of the screen for you, which is easy to use Note the heading control wheel. Each target has a 'data tag', with the aircraft name at the top, altitude at hottom left, and speed at hottom right. Altitude is shown in hundreds-of-feet So if you see an altitude of '30', that means 3000 feet. Speed is shown in tens So if you see a speed of '25', that means 250 knots A knot is slightly faster than 1 mile per hour. Your job, as I mentioned, is to land planes as quickly and safely as possible. Putthemonthe localizer as tightly together as you can. Make sure you maintain at least three miles separation between your aircraft at all times. Alternatively, you can apply altitude separation That is, at least 1000 feet of separation. And those are the two golden rules of separation You must have either 3 miles or 1000 feet of altitude 'A thousand or three. Aircraft cannot be assigned a speed greater than 250 knots, or a speed less than 160 knots. Aircraft cannot be climbed above 6000, shown on the data tag as '60', because that airspace does not An air traffic control simulation with highly realistic radar behavior. This is much like the real thing . . . never quite enough airspace and always one too many aircraft! A great game for aviation enthusiasts and aspiring air traffic controllers. Each level challenges you to more and more jet traffic, as well as a higher level of complexity. Try not to run any planes together - maintain the minimim required separation of 3 miles or 1000 feet vertically. See if your controlling ability can earn you 150,000 a year! No other ATC simulation provides such utterly realistic radar behaviour right to your PC. Find out why Air Traffic Control is the most stressful job in the world.