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The goal of the action-/strategy-mix Flight Control is simple: land as many planes and helicopters as possible to get the highest score on the available airfields. But instead of controlling the aircraft directly, the player takes on the role of a flight control officer who has to guide the aircraft to the landing strip without them colliding with other aircraft in the air.

To do so, the player has to touch the aircraft he wants to guide and draw its flight path on the map. The aircraft will then follow that path until it is either told otherwise, successfully lands or crashes with another aircraft subsequently ending the game. To make things more difficult, each plane or helicopter has a color and needs to land on the landing strip associated with it. Some aircraft are also faster than other ones and sometimes an emergency landing happens with a plane incoming on a predefined path that can not be altered.

The game also features a multiplayer-mode for two player in which the players have to land the aircraft associated to their screen and send the ones needed by the other player to his screen.


Flight Control iPad Main Menu
Flight Control iPhone The big plane on the top is faster than the small one at the bottom so they won't collide on these paths.
Flight Control iPad Landing planes and rockets on the moon
Flight Control iPhone Main Menu

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Flight Control Screenshot
Flight Control Screenshot
Flight Control Screenshot
Flight Control Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Flight Control HD" -- IPad / Steam title

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Critic Reviews

Slide to Play iPhone Jun 05, 2009 4 out of 4 100
Slide to Play iPad Apr 03, 2010 4 out of 4 100
148apps iPhone Mar 24, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Pocket Gamer UK iPad Apr 03, 2010 9 out of 10 90
App Spy iPhone Mar 06, 2009 4 out of 5 80
IGN UK Windows Dec 14, 2010 8 out of 10 80 iPhone May 19, 2009 80 out of 100 80
IGN iPhone Mar 31, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Mag'64 Nintendo DSi Mar 03, 2010 7.25 out of 10 72
Nintendo Life Nintendo DSi Feb 22, 2010 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

Flight Control appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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