Approach Control Full 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 behaviour 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.

This is the FULL VERSION of Approach Control, which offers four challenging airport maps.

What’s New

Version 1.10

Added two new awesome levels;
Improved app stability.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

broadwayblues ,

Fun but best on an iPad.

Add iPhone 5 support and you get 5 stars back.

This game is just like the others in the series, I just like the smaller area that you have to work with in this game.

I've wasted many an hour playing the free versions and wanted to support the dev by paying for the full version.

When the planes get bunched together, it is impossible to select the plane on the bottom. Otherwise the game is pretty good.

Pals tapia ,

Great simulator

This is the most realistic app control sim in the App Store. But might I suggest a couple additions? Allow separation inside 10 miles to be reduced to 2.5 miles like real life. Or even allow a "visual separation" option when standard spacing is going to be lost, for a reduction in points, but will not count as an error. Idk, just ideas.

Halfcastefella ,

App crashes

Great app love it! But can't enjoy it because crashes just when Im getting all my planes lined up. I don't know if this is because it can't handle too many planes or what but I have a 5s and this has happened after landing a number of jets with few in the air, so wt.


Big Fat Simulations Inc.
27 MB

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



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

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