“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. The Lite version includes the REAL layouts of London Heathrow and JFK and is limited to 25 flights.

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.

Are you as good as you think you are? Challenge yourself!

APPcontrol Lite comes with New York JFK and London Heathrow airports. The full version includes 250+ international airports and unlimited flights. Pick your favourite. Can you handle the pressure?

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What’s New

Version 3.7

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

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

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Manguy57 ,

Fun but could use improvement

Lots of fun to play. Nice balance between realism and fun. Great interface and control setup.

PLEASE fix so that separation can be waived when aircraft are on parallel approach AND allow separation to be waived when aircraft are at different altitudes.

Majo2469 ,

Addictive Little Game

It’s really quite repetitive, but offers enough variety of airports that it keeps it challenging. Think you’ve got it down? See how long you can go full speed.

TheBirdGamer435 ,

Good, but not awesome

It is an amazing concept, and I like most of it, but it is really in need of an actual escalating difficulty setting. It is really annoying to immediately be thrown into 25 plane mode and have to keep track of 25 planes at once. It would be more fun if you could, for example, do 5 flights first. This is really in need of this and I might uninstall because of this.


APPcalyptus UG (haftungsbeschraenkt)
3 MB

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



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. All airports $0.99
  2. Unlimited mode $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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