KLM777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5540 times:
Difficult to answer, since I read from your profile you are a professional ATC. You could take a look at http://www.vatsim.net/. This is a worldwide network of people who control Flight Simulator traffic so to speak. You can be a controller there, but doubt if you get thrilled by controlling non-professionals.
About a stand alone simulator, I've had a simple one a while ago, but I forget the name of it. Wasn't that good too and think you wouldn't be enthusiastic about it as well...
Socalatc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 537 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5527 times:
Thanks a lot for your help guys. I've heard of this VATSIM but Im not that great on the computer and I do not own the flight sim program. Is that going to be a problem? Feel free to e mail me firstname.lastname@example.org
ScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5491 times:
That's exactly what I want the default ATC to be like. I am desperate for aircraft holds prior to landing in fs because I find myself worrying about whether I'm going to get down easily or be within 1nm of AI traffic for my final approach. If the default ATC could hold the traffic then I wouldn't have to worry.
InnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5482 times:
The one by Xavius is not bad but limited.
The FS 2002/2004 AI could use some work (being an AI designer/programmer myself) but they don't have a lot of clock cycles to burn after all their rendering. I have often pondered what would go into a proper ATC AI (be it in FS or in an ATC simulator) and it is NOT simple by any means.
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DC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5477 times:
There is a really old one called Tower which has terrible graphics and is very repetative but it's alright for a few hours. ATCC from http://www.xavius.com is really good if you get to know how to play it which takes quite a while. I just printed all the commands out and over time I have learnt them. Version 1.0 is free and version 1.1 costs $12 for talking pilots.