X Plane Pilot2atc

Pilot2atc/live traffic (xplane 11) Anyone know if these two things are integrated with each other? P2A is great, but world traffic 3 is just too much setup for my means, live traffic is great. When I was flying FSX three years ago VoxATC was the best but Pilot2ATC blows it away. IMHO the very best ATC available for X-Plane. Be prepared, it has a lot of capability and there is a leaning curve but if you really want to get into talking to ATC for real this is the best it gets next to something like like Pilot Edge. 5-Configure the SIM (X-Plane or FSX/P3D) to output its sound to the speakers of the main machine This should do it. If you want to try this, you can just download the full Pilot2ATC Trial to your remote machine and use the 15 day free trial to test it out.

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I recently read about a flight simulator add-on called Pilot2ATC. It is an air traffic control simulation, not like the ATC networks like IVAO or VATSIM, more like the AI ATC in X-Plane but much, much more! In fact it is also a flight planner similar to EFASS but maybe better–certainly better in certain ways.

I did quite a bit of reading from the manual before I was ready to actually use it but by this afternoon, after studying for a few hours, I was ready. I filed a flight plan for my latest assignment from FSE. I was actually able to communicate with clearance delivery, ground control, tower, and several centers along the way. It was really fun. The only problem was that I flew to the wrong airport for my assignment. Also there was a tree growing on the grass runway, and I made a crash landing although X-Plane didn’t seem to think it was really a crash. It only showed that I had blown out all tires!

Here is the transcript of my communications for my flight from CYHZ to CDA6 in canada:

X Plane Pilot2atcPilot2atc x-plane 11
  • Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Ready to Copy IFR Clearance;
  • Beech Hotel Siera Romeo is cleared to Charlie Delta Alpha Six as filed. Expect departure runway Two Three. Maintain Four Thousand feet . Expect higher clearances Two minutes after departure. Squawk Six Four Six Five
    ~Beech Hotel Siera Romeo is cleared to Charlie Delta Alpha Six as filed. Maintain Four Thousand feet . Expect higher clearances Two minutes after departure. Squawk Six Four Six Five
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo is cleared to Charlie Delta Alpha Six as filed Maintain Four Thousand Feet Expect higher clearances Two minutes after departure Squawk Six Four Six Five;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Readback Correct. Altimeter Two Niner Eight Zero Contact Ground on One Two One Point Niner when ready to taxi. have a nice day
    ~ Altimeter Two Niner Eight Zero Ground on One Two One Point Niner Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Altimeter Two Niner Eight Ground on One Two One Point Niner Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Ready for Pushback;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Pushback approved
    ~ Pushback approved Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Pushback Approved Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Ready to Taxi;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Taxi to Runway Two Three Via taxiways Alpha, Delta, Hold Short Runway Two Three
    ~ Taxi to Runway Two Three Via taxiways Alpha, Delta, Hold Short Runway Two Three Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Taxi to Runway Two Three via Taxiways Alpha Delta; Hold Short Runway Two Three; Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Contact Tower on One One Eight Point Four, have a good evening
    ~Tower on One One Eight Point Four Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Contact Tower on; One One Eight Point Four;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Waiting to; CROSS RIH DUGWAY CHIBOO TORY;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo ready to cross Runway Two Three;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Cleared to cross Runway Two Three
    ~Cleared to cross Runway Two Three Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Tower Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Ready for Departure Two Three;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Whinds are Two Zero Zero at One One knots Cleared for takeoff, Runway Two Three Squawk Six Four Six Five Maintain runway heading until above One Thousand Four Hundred feet then turn Right to intercept course
    ~Cleared for takeoff, Runway Two Three Squawking Six Four Six Five Maintain runway heading until above One Thousand Four Hundred feet Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Maintain Runway Heading until above One Thousand Four Hundred Feet; Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo You were garbled. Please say again.
    Repeat your request. Your phrase was not recognized. Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Runway Two Three Squawking Six Four Six Five; Maintain Runway Heading until above One Thousand Four Hundred Feet; Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Climb and Maintain Six Thousand feet
    ~ Climb and Maintain Six Thousand feet Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Contact MONCTON CENTRE Center on One Three Five Point Three, enjoy your evening
    ~Center on One Three Five Point Three Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Six Thousand Three Local Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Contact Center on One Three Five Point Three Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Climb and Maintain Six Thousand feet
    ~ Climb and Maintain Six Thousand feet Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Climb and Maintain Six Thousand Feet Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Expedite Climb to Six Thousand feet
    ~ Expedite Climb to Six Thousand feet Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Expedite Climb to Six Thousand Feet Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Climb and Maintain Six Thousand feet
    ~ Climb and Maintain Six Thousand feet Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Climb and Maintain Six Thousand Feet Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo You are off course. Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero to return to course.
    ~HeadingThree Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero; Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Resume navigation
    ~Resume navigation Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    resume navigation Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo You are off course. Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero to return to course.
    ~HeadingThree Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Expedite your turn to Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Contact ATC CENTER on One Two Eight Point Niner Five goodday
    ~Center on One Two Eight Point Niner Five Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Center on One Two Eight Point Niner;
    Aircraft calling Center say again with your call sign.
    Repeat your request with a proper call sign Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Resume navigation
    ~Resume navigation Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    resume navigation Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo You are off course. Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero to return to course.
    ~HeadingThree Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Expedite your turn to Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Expedite your turn to Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Expedite your turn to Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Expedite your turn to Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Expedite your turn to Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Expedite your turn to Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Expedite your turn to Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero
    ~Heading Three Three Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Turn Right Heading Three Three Zero; Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Contact MONCTON CENTRE Center on One Two Four Point Three have a good evening
    ~Center on One Two Four Point Three Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Center on One Two Four Point Three; Beech Hotel Siera Romeo;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo; Six S Three;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Fly BLUBL Zero Six;
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Resume navigation
    ~Resume navigation Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Contact MONCTON CENTRE Center on One Three Two Point Five enjoy your evening
    ~Center on One Three Two Point Five Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Maintain current heading for vectors to the Straight In approach for Runway Two Nine at SAINT JOHN
    ~ Maintain current heading for vectors to the Straight In approach for Runway Two Nine Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Right Heading Three Four Zero
    ~Heading Three Four Zero Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Maintain Six Thousand feet
    ~ Maintain Six Thousand feet Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Left Heading Three Three Five Descend and Maintain Three Thousand Five Hundred feet
    ~Heading Three Three Five Descend and Maintain Three Thousand Five Hundred feet Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Right Heading Three Four Five
    ~Heading Three Four Five Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Left Heading Three Three Five
    ~Heading Three Three Five Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Left Heading Three Two Zero Climb and Maintain Four Thousand Five Hundred feet Cleared for Visual Straight-in approach runway Two Nine
    ~Heading Three Two Zero Climb and Maintain Four Thousand Five Hundred feet Cleared Visual Straight in approach runway Two Nine Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Left Heading Two Seven Five Descend and Maintain Three Thousand Four Hundred feet Continue approach. Runway is One One Nautical miles, Call field in sight
    ~Heading Two Seven Five Descend and Maintain Three Thousand Four Hundred feet Will call field in sight Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Right Heading Two Niner Zero Descend and Maintain Three Thousand feet
    ~Heading Two Niner Zero Descend and Maintain Three Thousand feet Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Right Heading Two Niner Five Descend and Maintain Two Thousand Seven Hundred feet
    ~Heading Two Niner Five Descend and Maintain Two Thousand Seven Hundred feet Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Left Heading Two Niner Zero Descend and Maintain Seven Hundred feet Whinds are calm Cleared to Land Runway Two Nine
    ~Cleared to land runway Two Nine Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
    Beech Hotel Siera Romeo Turn Left Heading Two Niner Five Field is at your twelve o’clock Two nautical miles.
    ~Heading Two Niner Five Beech Hotel Siera Romeo
X plane pilot2atcPilot2atc x plane plugin

I think I have a masochistic streak when it comes to X-Plane and trying to break it. My sub-conscious plan seems to be to keep adding stuff until the PC starts burning like blow-torch thrown at a magnesium depot. My latest pain has been getting the following to all talk to each other:

http://pilot2atc.com/ Despite the crimes against humanity of the home page web design, behind that facade there is a really nice ATC and speech input/output tool. It provides the missing GA and IFR ATC communications so sorely missing in X-Plane. No more being routed into a mountain. I really enjoy jumping to IFR Route Analyzer - FlightAware entering a common route and then setting it up in Pilot2ATC. It’s good because it is nice at both ‘do some patterns at the local field’ GA plus the full IFR SID/J way transitions/STAR of the heavies. The speech recognition (all Windows stuff underneath) is great. I use it in VR via a button here - X-Plane VR Push to Talk and a general overview here - Pilot2ATC.

Pilot2atc Fs2020

World Traffic I got fed up with empty skies and my system crawling to its knees with 3 AI flights. World Traffic takes a lot of setting up (a post of its own) but once using the AFRE Real traffic data pack here things look alive. More info here - World Traffic 3 for X-Plane

https://hifisimtech.com/asxp/ Active Sky XP was recently on sale, so I picked it up. I really only wanted it for the ability to do historical weather, but the feature that caught my eye was in being able to plan a route and have the weather transition better. It doesn’t really do this that well so far, but it is certainly an upgrade over the default clouds and winds.

So the goal is to get them all to play nicely. Here’s what I found out so far:

  1. Get Pilot2ATC To See World Traffic 3. One problem is that Pilot2ATC doesn’t know about the WT3 external traffic. To fix that you can add ‘dummy AI’ aircraft, that World Traffic 3 draws but X-Plane uses a tiny one line icon for. This allows Pilot2ATC to ‘see’ the aircraft, as they are X-Plane AI (minus slow drawing model) which means we get TCAS and routing. Yes, you can now sit at 26L and hear ‘You are number 6 for takeoff’ and ‘Traffic alert, 3 o’clock, 270 - do you have them in sight?’. To do this, click in the ‘AI Aircraft’ at the top of the flight planner:

Hit the ‘Add Aircraft’ button (here you can see I’ve done a few already, they seem very light on fps impact)

Pilot 2 Atc Updates

Look for the dummy ‘World Traffic’ type entry and use that.

…so now you have fast AI traffic that looks good and that Pilot2ATC can see and plan around. Cool!

  1. Pilot2ATC to see Active Sky Custom Weather. Pilot2ATC uses the default X-Plane weather and I had a bit of trouble finding out how to make it use Active Sky XP. This is important as the flight planning takes into account the winds and active runways, so getting the two out of sync is no fun. To do this, the setting of Pilot2ATC look like this:

The tricky bit was finding the Active Sky Weather folder. Here it is (use your own windows username of course):

  1. Pilot2ATC VR Usage. The last tip is that Pilot2ATC usually expects to be seen on a desktop on another monitor or something. In VR that ain’t happening (well, not after the flight planning stage on the ground), but you can use it with the help of some really important co-pilot options. These two settings make a huge difference, as you can push to talk, say a command verbally, i.e. ‘WS11 - Established on the ILS for 26R’ and then the co-pilot will read back any confirmation radio messages (plus change frequencies for you if you’re lazy like me). Makes it so much easier in VR that you essentially don’t ever need to see the Pilot2ATC window anyway (if you must there is MoveVR that does work, but it a real framerate drain - X-Plane MoveVR Plugin). The one downside is that you will need PDFs in X-Plane AviTab Virtual Tablet as the parking to gates help that P2ATC gives you won’t be there. Old school is good anyway.

Pilot2atc X Plane 10

Those three changes made a huge difference to how these things work together, and although I can see some steam leaking out of the PC now and again, does work well. Together with Zibo 738 and OrthoXP or Orbx we’re living in the future man.

Pilot2atc For Msfs2020

Now what can I add to break this. Hmm, there is a MCE Co-pilot plugin I heard about…