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* "[http://flightgear-atc.alwaysdata.net Lenny's website]" is today's ''de facto'' ATC platform featuring a [[Flight_planning|flight plan]] data base, tutorials and resources, software downloads, and a schedule where ATCs announce their session and let pilots know when and which airport will be controlled
  
 
Software for controlling on FlightGear:
 
Software for controlling on FlightGear:

Revision as of 18:26, 11 March 2015

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Air traffic control (ATC) is a service mostly provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air. The primary purpose of ATC systems worldwide is to separate aircraft to prevent collisions, to organize and expedite the flow of traffic, and to provide information and other support for pilots when able. In some countries, ATC may also play a security or defense role (as in the United States), or actually be run entirely by the military (as in Brazil).


Related content

ATC in FlightGear multi-player

For pilots

For controllers

  • Best practices
  • "Lenny's website" is today's de facto ATC platform featuring a flight plan data base, tutorials and resources, software downloads, and a schedule where ATCs announce their session and let pilots know when and which airport will be controlled

Software for controlling on FlightGear:

  • Standalone programs for more realistic experience: OpenRadar, ATC-pie
  • FG aircrafts like ATC-FS, an ATC model with flight strips