Panic Flight is a side scrolling flight action game. Like in an endless running game the aim is simply to get as far as possible before running out of fuel. On the way coins and medals can be collected as well as fuel cans which are necessary to continue flying. Clouds need to be avoided since moving through one decreases the speed and makes the plane consume for fuel. However by lightly grazing a cloud the plane gets an increase in speed. There are also various power ups to collect such as turbos that increases speed and shockwaves that destroy clouds upon contact. By collecting coins, flight credits are earned which can be used to unlock new planes and various boosters.
The game contains a flight academy mode which acts as a tutorial, a world tour which consists of flying missions between cities from all around the world and an infinite flight mode where the objective is to get as far as possible. Some feature phone versions of the game lack the world tour mode. In 2017 the game was relaunched in an update as Ultimate Panic Flight. The new version has some new content and some minor differences in interface and gameplay.