“Best ATC-style game yet” ~

APP (Approach) Control is air traffic control as realistic as it gets, from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad. Are you as good as you think you are? Challenge yourself. Uses REAL airport layouts and detailed features for as realistic gameplay as possible.

You are an air traffic controller in the Approach radar room of a busy airport. Command planes to adjust their headings, altitudes and speeds and guide them to their final approach fix or exit point at the requested altitude. But be careful! You must always maintain Air Traffic rules: a 3-mile lateral or a 1000 feet vertical separation, just like in real air traffic control services. The more planes you safely land, the faster they go- how long can you keep it up?

A realistic ATC app to run on your phone - test your Approach skills anytime, anywhere. No ads, and a free Worldwide Leaderboard – compare your scores. Can you beat the best of them?

- Control the headings, altitudes and speeds of planes
- Real-life rules of always maintaining a minimum of a 3-mile lateral or a 1000-feet vertical separation of aircraft
- Uses the REAL layouts of international airports
- Short term conflict alerts
- Speed vectors
- History trail
- Label schemes

CAUTION TO NON-ATC PLAYERS: this is an as-close-to-reality as it gets air traffic control game. You may have difficulty if you have no experience with realistic air traffic control. Think of it as training- good luck! This Air Traffic Control simulation app is meant for real air traffic controllers who can't get enough, aviation enthusiasts, students, pilots and anyone with an interest in testing their skills in a realistic ATC environment.

APPControl (ATC) offers unlimited flights and 26 different airports. Pick your favourite. Are you as good as you think you are?

You can download more airports from our constantly growing database fed by users using the Airport Editor. Contact us on to have your favorite airport included in the database, or use the airport editor for iPad to create and share your own airports.

London Heathrow - New-York JFK - Paris Charles-de-Gaulle - Houston Intercontinental - Frankfurt am Main - Miami International - Zurich Kloten - Chicago O'Hare - Amsterdam Schiphol - Dallas Fort-Worth - Denver International - Sydney Kingsford Smith - Las Vegas Mc Carran - Los Angeles International - Hamburg - Wichita Mid-Continent - San Diego - Madrid Barajas - Charlotte Douglas International - Milano Malpensa - Copenhagen - Brussels – Bangkok

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What’s New

Version 3.7

- New airlines
- New voice that you can configure yourself
- New user interface for account management

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Judge6666 ,

Great for enthusiast

This is a cool app and I played it for hours after I bought it. It could do with some background ATC radio chatter to give the game a bit more realism, or let the user play their own music from the iPod app.
I think 1.99 is a bit much but it has potential.
Having the ability to choose any runway for an aircraft to land would be great instead of limiting it to say 2 out of 6, and some minor refinements like making the flight numbers applicable to the airport chosen, QF32 for Sydney or AA123 for LAX. If possible, some audio cues (bells and whistles) that indicate two aircraft ate converging on each other.

Waited out ,

Update freeze

Great little game that since the Dec 17 update just crashes on startup.

Gobbledog ,

Good addictive app.

Others have covered flight numbers, speeds, runways.
A couple things that could be improved are 1) the placement of the failure or warning modal dialogues. These often cover the issue and they cannot be moved. 2) a couple of times I got separation breakdown when a aircraft took off on a crossing runway when an arriving aircraft was on final. Be nice to be able to create own scenarios, also.
Like the app. Thanks.


APPcalyptus UG (haftungsbeschraenkt)
2.8 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© APPcalyptus UG
In-App Purchases
  1. San Francisco International $1.49
  2. Tokyo Narita Intl $1.49
  3. Geneva International Airport $1.49


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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