Saturday, April 25, 2015

New Live ATC Tutorials for Pilots

TL;DR: Live ATC needs dedication and skills; we created tutorials to help pilots get the best experience out of it. Go read them on our new help site.



While iOS users are waiting for the new update to be approved by Apple (anytime this coming week if all goes well), we wanted to give a bit more information about the new Live ATC feature.

With this new update, a group of hand picked users can act as air traffic controllers in order to add another level of realism to Infinite Flight Live. The role of air traffic controller is not easy and requires quite a bit of training to ensure a good experience for everyone. If you want to become an air traffic controller, we recommend that you get involved with the Infinite Flight community: there is no streamlined on-boarding process yet and we only want people who are truly dedicated for such an important role in Infinite Flight Live.

Having experienced ATC personnel is only one part of a great Live ATC experience; we also need to have pilots who know how to properly communicate when flying to and from a towered airport. For this, we took a few steps to hopefully guarantee that everyone will have a good time with this new feature:
  • Live ATC is only enabled on the Advanced Servers. Those servers require pilots to have a minimum amount of XP and standing. Those minimums are usually not hard to reach if you spend a little bit of time flying in the Free Flight servers.
  • An air traffic controller has the power to ghost pilots if they are not properly communicating or following instructions. Being ghosted is not a punishment, it is not personal, it usually only means that you need to go learn a bit more about proper ATC communication.
  • For that, we created a set of simple, focused articles on a new help page to help pilots with ATC communication. Please go read it and don't hesitate to ask questions in the various Infinite Flight community pages.
As always, this is a feature that we will continue improving down the road. Don't hesitate to send us feedback; we are especially interested in getting feedback from real life pilots and air traffic controllers.

Happy landings!

79 comments:

Airboss said...

Cant wait for IOS!

Deborah Fox said...

Good job now those people who dont know how to listen and play a role of a real pilot can play by them self

turki haddadi said...

Than you very very much for this services..

Red Bird Pilot said...

Thanks so much FDS! You are the best! :)

00112345BOEING00112345 said...

Thank you Infinite Flight devs! You have once again shown your dedication and devotion to making this the BEST mobile flight simulator in the world! I am elated to see this new update has arrived! I am proud to say I'm an infinite flight customer for life. Thank you again!! Your effort is does not go unnoticed. I luv u IF!!!!

Fabien Quasar AF0208 said...

Cant wait for IOS! when?

Jonathan Pearson said...

@Fabien .... IOS updates tend to be anywhere between 2-16 days. It really depends. Obviously if they have a large amount of apps to review It will take longer. Also if there are any bugs it will cause delays because the app will have to be re-submitted . Hang in there. Not long now :)

Patrick said...

Greatly anticipating this update! Thank you for all the hard work you put into this app

TheAwsomeGamer 045 said...

This update had been released on IOS!

Maiden in Black said...

No it hasn't

Andrew Moore said...

Latest update is great guys! Thanks for all the hard work.

Jonathan Limento said...

Please give access to be an ATC

Jonathan Limento said...

I hope i can be an ATC in infinite flight live

Jonathan Limento said...

What the requirements to be an ATC in infinite flight live ? How ?

Ucef Poussin said...

Bonsoir mon mode ATC est bloqué est je ne sais pas pourquoi merci de me dire pourquoi

Ucef Poussin said...

Bonsoir mon mode ATC est bloqué est je ne sais pas pourquoi merci de me dire pourquoi

NOLAN BENNETT said...

Can I be atc?

Kelvin Wong said...

I really want to be air-traffic control

shane the dj said...

Atc is Fantastic, would be nice if there were a bank of atc voices to choose from.

Maximilian Halenke said...

Can I be ATC? Please

Femi Ogunnupe said...

No ATC in Solo mode. Why?

Joshua O'Dell said...

The only real problem is there are not enough air traffic controllers. I have never been able to get into a server with one. You guys are doing a great job you just need to recruit some more people to do it.

Joshua O'Dell said...

The only real problem is there are not enough air traffic controllers. I have never been able to get into a server with one. You guys are doing a great job you just need to recruit some more people to do it.

Nafees Yaseen said...

Airport ATC/ Unicom selection refreshes/updates too quickly whilst flying which makes it difficult to select especially if a pilot wants to contact a centre, director or approach if they are 50+ Nm away.

Jimmy I said...

I noticed that too.

Jimmy I said...

Also the seatbelt tone and smoking tone are exact, this was not like this before.

Moiz M said...

Just had fun on Atc playground. Loved the commands. Structure could be optimized but damn powerful interface and beats anyyyyyy sim out there by light years. Well done guys! the arc feature helps me brush up my comm skills now!! Look forward to atis! Thank you for this wonderful sim and amazing features in this update. U for sure have my 49 $

owen lewis said...

I entered in the ATC playground but I was an observer. How can I become an actual ACT?

Moiz M said...

As far as my observation:

1) if the frequency is available - you can become the ATC
2) usually when the frequency is not available, it shows the name of the user using it
2a) HOWEVER there could be a bug where the frequency is shown as available but someone is already an ATC on it - then you become an observer

Atleast that was my experience - I was KFSO Tower/Ground controller for a while and then i left and tried to come back but i could only be an observer although it kept saying the frequency was available

owen lewis said...

I could get on as an Act but when I tapped on the button to control it, my screen was blank

tarık koca said...

windowsphone update ?

Jack Lamont said...

is it possible for me to become an ATC? I have no real life experience but I do know some of the basics from research and IF is in serious need of more atc's atm

ilham maulana said...

When im trying to be a ATC at ATC playground server the VFR map/navigation is not appear when im check my connection its great i can play the pilot mode properly but why the ATC cant I just try the ATC mode once and then i cant do it again

Matt Lockhart said...

When I downloaded this new update, it's has deleted all my purchased planes and it won't let me get them back. Why is this? I've also noticed that it's happened to other people also.

Carlos Rodriguez said...

Hi guys I lost all my purchased planes after updating this app on my ipad 2. Does anyone know what is going on? Bit annoyed. Thanks

Oliver Brill said...

when will this new update be out on kindle

Oliver Brill said...

when will this new update be out on kindle

Carlos Rodriguez said...

If you have lost your in app purchases after updating infinite flight on your iOS device, try to update your software. Make sure you uninstall the app first. Good luck. Cheers

ale torres said...

But for Android too or not

Anthony Geinopolos said...

Get it for Android

Q8 Solder said...

thx for thes server

Cameron McAllister said...

Honestly I think that in order to be an air traffic controller you should have to pay at least $20. Great way for the company to make money and also s great way to filter out people who are not serious about it. I would pay the $20 dollars in a heart beat to be an atc.

Cameron McAllister said...

P.S the best way to insure you get professional Air Traffic Controllers could be though a simulated training environment. There they will go through a series of air traffic control simulated scenarios. once they complete all the scenarios and gain enough XP then they can move on to controlling live Pilots.. after the $20 ATC registration fee ofcourse

Ernest See Ureaw said...

Can somebody from flying development studio send me an exam for ATC?

Ernest See Ureaw said...

Can somebody from flying development studio send me an exam for ATC?

Daniel Purcell said...

Dude, just play it and you'll learn it.

Shane Park said...

Where's ICN for live??

zephan.k said...

I agree with you on that point.

Gurmeet Madyan said...

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Tosin said...

I love the live flights just working for more XPs and better a flight standing.

PhantomGamerXZ Sami said...

Do Dubai airport and Stockholm Arlanda airport PLZ

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Jurry Galon said...

Please flying development make multiplayer for free. I want multiplayer for free because I have no money to buy it. And there is so many things to purchase the game the planes the places. Thank you if the multiplayer for free in next update.

chan cheuk long said...

I'm suggest free to play live multiplayer mode!!

BL Sp33dy said...

Free multiplayer please

Toure Malone said...

When will we get the A318-20 family? That A31 sucks

[YT] RedManDoesStuff said...

Do multiplayer free please or I will quit the game #Free

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David Crandall said...

Designers, We are still waiting on the update for Kindle. Any news would be nice. If this will not be available for Kindle, please just let us know so that we do not keep looking for it. We love the program and will continue to play it.
Thank You

Unknown said...

I want to be ATC

Walter Lee said...

Designer, can we have a button to kick those idiots who refuse to observe ATC instructions!

Nathan Fabbi said...

Yea

Ian Tankersley said...

Agreed my friend some take this game seriously...

mclb said...

Hi everyone!
Can somebody please tell me how to change the language of ATC voice?
I am portuguese, and the voice is in portuguese-brazilian wich is very hard for me to understand, so i would like to change it to english.
Help me please? Thanks in advance!

Unknown said...

Hi mclb,
I had the same problem on android

1 choose settings
2 choose (control) language and input
3 text-to-speetch options
4 (samsung text-to-speech engine) options
5 languge
6 choose english

ready!

Munavar Munna said...

Sir I have not credit card. But stil I need this full version. Pls help me I have money. How I feel buy this

Ivo Janáček said...

Wrong link: No help desk at help.infinite-flight.com
The help desk configured at this address is no longer available.

IFFouler said...

Hello. How can someone apply to be atc on the advanced server?

David Crandall said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I can not say it enough THANK YOU. The new release for Kindle is wonderful. I thought that you have forgot about us but you have proved me wrong. I purchased the version for my IPhone but the screen is so small that it is hard to see the heading, bearing and distance. It is much easier on the Kindle Fire. I love it and fly around quit often. I enjoy this just as much as I enjoy Flight Simulator X. Any chance on expanding New York to include Boston or even just adding Boston and New Hampshire and Maine. I know I getting greedy now. Just enjoy what you got. Well I DO. So one again THANK YOU.

Unknown said...

ATC in solo mode will ever happen?i can't understand why this is for a request it should be standard. We buy it guys you should unlock the ATC to solo too.

Unknown said...

There should be a way for ATC to block a pilot who is not following instructions. Also those who would taxi through another person's airplane. Most of us really takes this serious.
Myself included. It really sucks to see an airplane taxiing without regards to other users. I too love doing the ATC role and I think there should be a way to stop those who won't follow instructions.

Harrytzo said...

Guys where can I find the help pages for ATC?

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Fred Perry said...

I love the live flights just working for more XPs and better a flight standing.

TronZX14 said...

Whew...way too much for me. I would love to see a feature that lets me know whenever a controller is talking to me. It gets difficult to pick out when you are receiving instruction from the automated voice whenever there is non stop chatter. One streamline could be to display the tail number in the upper right corner of the screen, and perhaps have it flash or change color whenever the LATC is transmitting to to each specific aircraft. It would go a long way to help those of us who are not accustomed to hearing the nonstop chatter and tail numbers. Love the app IF. Thank you for continuing to provide us with the absolute best mobile flight sim available.

Unknown said...

Yeah I just wanted to ask why your support service was rude to a customer who is homeless demanding for documents and after researching hundreds of emails which took two more days that he still refused to help him because he had no way to get internet for a long period of time... I just want to know your thoughts on that??

ANDROS KERO said...

Yeah this was what happened what and why was he being very rude to me??

Unknown said...

How to get the map to look like the picture above?

Cameron Sebring said...

How can I become an atc controller??

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