PRO-ATC/X - Professional Air Traffic Control for
Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D
Why PRO-ATC/X at all?
The way Flight Simulator-X controls traffic is more or less superficial. It may be sufficient for beginners, but once you get a shade more familiar with it, you'll probably notice soon that a lot of things are missing. Things like copilot support, holdings, missed approaches, departure and arrival procedures (SIDs/STARs)...
Flying online is better, but here you'll be on your own once there is no controller in charge for a certain frequency - and our experience is, that many frequencies are not supervised during a flight. There must be a better way...
PRO-ATC/X replaces Air Traffic Control in FSX in an impressive manner. The implemented Flight Planner is able to calculate a whole route simply by defining departure and destination airports while editing a calculated route is still possible. PRO-ATC/X is designed to control aircraft flying under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). So if you prefer "The Big Ones", you are for sure surfing on the right site.
How flights are controlled...
With PRO-ATC/X all steps of professional IFR flights are processed. Twelve (12) checklists can be processed in teamwork with your virtual copilot. Standard instrument departure and arrival procedures are supported. Lower and upper airways are also taken into account.
During the whole flight you'll be supported by your virtual copilot. Depending on the options you have set, the copilot is able to setup the autopilot, gear, flaps, speed brakes, lights as well as the nav-radio and the com-radio. With all copilot options enabled, there isn't much left for you to do - ideal for beginners! On the other hand, you can setup the options in a more realistic manner so that both the pilot and copilot share the workload or should you want to, delegate all cockpit tasks to the pilot! Not really a good idea.
For the communication between pilot/copilot and controllers or between pilot and copilot, we have recorded sound files specifically for PRO-ATC/X. The result is a highly realistic pronunciation. You can find further information under the 'Sound tab of our web page' if you are interested in recording an additional voice set.
Additionally, authentic sound files can be played as background ATC which are frequency and coordinate dependent. That means you'll hear ATC originating from the country you are flying over, the radar sector you are in or even the airport you are taking-off from or landing at. Many sound files have been implemented and numerous additional recordings are available on different web sites for free. You can make use of the wizard we have integrated to configure and enhance the sophistication of background ATC.
AI - Automatically generated traffic by FSX
The actual traffic (AI) continues to be controlled by Flight Simulator X but is detected and considered by PRO-ATC/X. That means you won't get a clearance for takeoff when an aircraft is on final approach or still on the runway. It will even be controlled to avoid collisions with your aircraft when airborne.
We are sure you'll enjoy the new features implemented by PRO-ATC/X. Have safe and good landings wherever you choose to fly!
Your Pointsoft Team