I love Air Traffic Control. There I said it. Don’t go! I have interesting things to say. OK, so now we have this readership down to just two, that’s me and you we can talk openly about ATC simulation.
Flight simulation has a very niche market but wait, we can shrink that down even further when we talk about and try Air Traffic Control. Now! We are digging into the recesses of geek.
I wanted to open my site further with a whole section about it. First I wanted to see what was new. I have a few simulations that I use every now and then but haven’t really bothered with lately.
Openscope popped up and at first I was put off by it’s browser based framework. However this is a little gem that is a great way to start with a serious level of ………….approach…………. I won’t do that again I promise. It has just about everything you need. It even has a synthesised voice feedback that has variation.
It has a huge list of airports to control and lots of options to make it interesting and give it some longevity. The interface is clean and very easy to use. It has a simple tutorial to get you started and further reading and controls for more advanced stuff.
I will be adding more on this subject and expanding the site to incorporate and inform you of the great programs you can run from your PC to get you controlling those blips on the screen.
In the meantime checkout Openscope. It’s superb.