Airport Madness 2: Air Traffic Control Game

Airport Madness 2 is an improvement over the first version, with more runways, levels and features. Knowledge of air traffic control is not required. Manage takeoffs and landings to avoid collisions and minimize delays. There are two airports to choose from, with the choice of playing a levels-based game, or a continuous-play game.


Airport Madness 2: Manage takeoffs and landings to avoid collisions and minimize delays.

Here’s a chance to be an air traffic controller without the stress and potential for a mistake with deadly consequences. Even for me, a seasoned controller, I have trouble managing the traffic here as the game progresses. I usually don’t have the time for games, but once you attempt this,it is addictive.

For those of you not in the air traffic control profession, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. landing aircraft have priority over departing aircraft,
  2. a landing aircraft can only be cleared to land if the runway is clear or anticipated to be clear by the time the aircraft crosses the threshold, and
  3. a departing aircraft can only be cleared for takeoff if the runway is clear.

Of course we are not in the real world with this game, so I find it impractical to use these rules. Thank god wake turbulence separation don’t have to be applied here. Have a shot at it, then give me your feedback.

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lady kingdom

Very interesting blog here

Happy blogging

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