A downloadable game for Windows

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Endless ATC is an easy to play simulation game, where you are an air traffic controller at the radar of a busy airport. The goal is to guide airplanes safely to the runways to get a high score. If you make no errors, the number of planes you have to control gets larger and larger. How many flights at a time can you handle?

The game shows you a tracon radar screen with locations of planes and runways. Arrivals and departures will appear randomly. The interface and looks are simple, just like a real life radar, but the planes behave realistically. If you're unfamiliar with aviation, please read the instructions first.


Select a plane, let it descend (to about 2000 feet), guide it to the blue line at a large distance from the runway (there are arrows to help you), and give it clearance for an ILS (Instrument Landing System) approach, which means it will follow the line to the runway, like in real life. Make sure the plane must intercepts the ILS line at a shallow angle:

If you do this correctly you will gain skill points. You can also lose skill points when making mistakes, for example planes flying too close to eachother or go-arounds.

You can choose to challenge yourself even more by enabling crosswinds and thunderstorms! But if you want to relax instead, you can just set the traffic rate at a lower value.

The game includes 9 airports: Amsterdam Schiphol, London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson, Paris Charles de Gaulle, New York JFK, Tokyo Haneda, Toronto Pearson and Sydney, each airport featuring a traffic scenario. You can add your own airports, by editing text files.

Updated: 5 Apr 2024 (v5.5.6):

  • Added Pressure, Random weather and Frequencies to the Realism menu.
  • Added customizable controls via the F7 menu.
  • Improvements to the custom airports feature.
  • Bugfixes and adjustments.

For more detailed instructions, changelogs and questions, see: startgrid.blogspot.com


  • unlimited amount of planes, multiple runways,
  • give radar vectors like a real air traffic controller,
  • realistic mechanics and pilot behavior, but easy to play,
  • amount of traffic adapts to your skill level,
  • automatic savegame; resume where you left off,
  • choose from 9 different airports (EHAM, EGLL, EDDF, KATL, LFPG, KJFK, RJTT, CYYZ, YSSY)
  • text-to-speech output
Updated 16 days ago
Release date Nov 02, 2013
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(17 total ratings)
GenreSimulation, Puzzle
Tags2D, Casual, Management, Minimalist, Moddable, Procedural Generation, Relaxing, Score Attack, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen
AccessibilitySubtitles, High-contrast, Interactive tutorial, One button
LinksSteam, Homepage


Buy Now$6.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Endless ATC.zip 8 MB

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Download demo

Endless ATC demo.zip 8 MB