“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

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

3.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Dormdweller ,

Enjoy the game but loses game data

I love the game and can spend hours playing it trying to get better every time; however, the game doesn't auto save and if you have to pause the game to attend to other things for a while, it loses all of your game data. When you just played for 2 hours straight, this is a bit upsetting. Other than that, it's still fun.

gadget_74 ,

You get the idea

I like this game, not sure where they get these flight strips with airlines, I have never seen at MSP I know its probably the best you can do, also one of biggest issues I have is you cant land 2 airplanes at the same time, its a real world fact that many airports have parallel runways, I was landing a plane on runway 35 and one on 30L at MSP and I lost because I failed to keep the 3 mile separation, this is a real situation and how can you push tin if you cant even have 2 planes landing at he same time, I am sure it wouldn't be hard for the program to ignore when 2 planes are on the ILS approach so this option works, but besides the fake flights and aircraft used its a pretty fun game

Mineralwalker ,


It's a fantastic game, best in terms of scenarios, types and parameters being able to be controlled. I easily spend hours playing this game it just doesn't stop.

BUT, I have no idea how to get help if any. I leave the game for too long browsing the web, I don't close it, it dumps the memory when I go back and lose all of what I had going. The app apparently can't handle itself even with 128GB of storage on the device which is more than half free and no support from the developer. I'd love to change my review, love the game but, good luck, not like it can keep track of your game.

App Privacy

The developer, APPcalyptus UG, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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APPcalyptus UG (haftungsbeschraenkt)
3 MB

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



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. San Francisco International $0.99
  2. Tokyo, San-Francisco and Geneva $1.99
  3. 5 French Airports $2.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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