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 iPhone If you successfully land a machine, a message pops up welcoming it home.
Flight Control iPhone The yellow and the white plane will collide in a few seconds if you don't do something.
Flight Control iPhone On this airfield an emergency landing happens sometimes with a plane coming in on a pre-defined route.
Flight Control iPhone Still looking good on Hawaii.

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Alternate Titles

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

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148apps Mar 24, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Slide to Play Jun 05, 2009 4 out of 4 100 May 19, 2009 80 out of 100 80
App Spy Mar 06, 2009 4 out of 5 80
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Jun 12, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Mar 31, 2009 8 out of 10 80


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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.
Sicarius (61655) added Flight Control (iPhone) on Jan 31, 2010
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