ATC Communications

    Four ways to communicate with ATC with IYP...

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Select your desired mode of operation on the
IYP Control Panel by minimising your simulator.

Mode Selector

Using the New SimpleATC+ - Effective IYP Version

Simple ATC+ has been dramatically enhanced over previous versions of IYP in order to make communicating with ATC far easier to use. No longer will you need to concern yourself as to whether or not the ATC menu is open or closed. You’ll no longer need to figure out what keys to press - Michelle will do it for you!

SuperATC was designed to be an online instructor with the charge to “teach” IYP users the proper “techno-babble” used by pilots during the course of a flight. It was specifically designed to be EXTREMELY CRITICAL about the communication syntax used in every situation. That is to say, the order and expressions used when communicating with Traffic, Ground, Tower, Approach, Departure, Controllers, ATIS, etc., need to closely follow a tight set of rules, otherwise error messages occur. SuperATC was never designed as an application that could be mastered in a few minutes, a few hours, a few days, or even a few weeks! Rather, it’s like going to college - it requires a LOT of studying and many hours of practice, with the end goal of having IYP users “understand” (not memorize) these communication rules.

SuperATC is Complex!
SuperATC is extremely complex, and it relies heavily on the accuracy of the Microsoft databases. Regrettably, there are literally hundreds of errors in these databases – especially in non-North American countries, and as such, SuperATC will simply not work properly in some remote and exotic places. This has led to frustration on the part of some users who prefer flying General Aviation type aircraft in places like the jungles of Africa!


Simple ATC+ operates the built-in Microsoft ATC system. It is VERY IMPORTANT to understand that in this mode, you are actually communicating with Michelle, who in turn communicates with the MS-ATC system. In other words, in all cases you are issuing instructions to your Co-Pilot, who carries out the operations with ATC.



You must have your simulator's option called:

    Auto-Open ATC Window

set to ACTIVE.

To access this option in FS9, from the simulator's main menu, go to:

    Options > Settings > ATC

To access this option in FSX, from the simulator's main menu, go to:

    Options > Settings > General

Ensure that you have this option CHECKED. During flight operations, SimpleATC will automatically open and close the ATC Window as needed.

NOTE: Avoid manually pressing keys. Pressing keys to side-step the SimpleATC menu handling, can cause the system to become unsynchronised.

NOTE: You can substitute the word "acknowledge" with the word "recognise" throughout these instructions.

NOTE: You can manually change the state of the ATC window at any time by pressing the Scroll-Lock key (exception below).

NOTE: In the Blind Pilot mode, the ATC Window remains open at all times while in flight. This feature can be enabled and disabled. See Voice Commands > Blind Pilots/Visually Impaired area for details.


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