Approach Control is a highly realistic air traffic control simulation, designed by real world air traffic controllers. It uses authentic pilot voices.

This app is designed to give aviation enthusiasts a taste of the world's greatest job. The radar behavior in this app is identical to that of real-world air traffic control radar screens, utilizing a 3-second sweep that air traffic controllers are accustomed to. Much work has been done to make such a complex job fit inside the palm of your hand.

You are the approach controller whose job is to manage arriving passenger jets at various busy airports. Establish arriving aircraft onto 'final approach' as safely and efficiently as possible. As in the real world of ATC, you must walk a very fine line between being cautious and being expeditious. A top notch air traffic controller knows how to bring planes in 'tight', without breaking the 'three mile rule'.

Keep all aircraft at least THREE MILES apart or at least 1000 FEET VERTICALLY apart. That's your job in a nutshell! Earn extra points by establishing the planes onto final approach without extra wasted space.

Air traffic controlling is achieved by assigning a mixture of three things: HEADING, SPEED, and ALTITUDE. Use these three tools to achieve safety and efficiency.

A successful air traffic controller must remain CALM, COOL and COLLECTED, known as the 'three C's'. Who knows, you may one day use these skills and apply for a real ATC job! Find out why real-world air traffic controllers have nerves of steel.

What’s New

Version 1.11

Fixed availability of new levels 5 and 6.
Fixed stability issues.

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings


Doesn't keep your game score

The realism is great, easy to get used to the controls. BUT, if you pause the game and turn off the phone you loose your game score, which can result in an effort of over an hour being wasted. There seems to be no facility for your high scores to be saved and displayed, and if you end a game by getting '3 strikes' and start a new one, you start with the previous games stats. If they addressed all these problems it would be a 5 star

2414(66 ,


Good but needs to have more features like bigger map and more real life movements and traffic choose from different airports,vectors to direct the plane and to add details about the plane make it more real life than a game so it gives you that buz feeling that you could be a great air traffic controller one day in your life so overall I would strongly suggest that you get this game and in the future it will change to be one of the best air traffic controller games in the whole wide world get this game and wait for the improvements

Oliverdots ,

Just what I am looking for

Only played for a short time but is the kind of ATC sim people like where its fun but simple to understand. I do find even on easy mode it's quite hard, things happen fast. The easy mode should really be slow and easy. Having said that, I am having fun, Just finding it getting all too busy too fast.


Big Fat Simulations Inc.
27 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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