• OnCourse Software Releases PF3 ATC v3.5.0

    OnCourse Softare PF3

    OnCourse Software are pleased to announce the release of PF3 version 3.5.0, which is free to all existing users and includes additional support for MCE and P3D V4 amongst many other changes and general ongoing maintenance. More details available from www.ocs-support.co.uk/forums.

    PFC - ATC

    OnCourse Software are pleased to announce the release of the latest update for their ATC program PF3, for use with FS2004, FSX and P3D (Can also be configured to work with XPlane).

    What's New In PF3 - ATC At Its Best

    A brief summary of what you can expect...

    • PF3 is a MAJOR rewrite
    • PF3 works with FS2004, FSX (including Steam edition) and P3D**
    • PF3 is a NEW Standalone program and does NOT require/use anything to do with Proflight 2000
    • PF3 comes complete with 119 voice sets covering 26 geographic regions in the PF3 world
    • PF3 will monitor AI aircraft on the ground as you taxi to/from the runway to ensure there are no conflicts
    • PF3 provides automatic taxi speed control to assist you in maintaining a steady taxi speed
    • PF3 offers a simple point-and-click on any flight plan... then fly! (no more compiling ADV files)
    • PF3 comes with additional ATIS voice sets
    • PF3 comes complete with its own unique radio enhancement voice packs (previously sold separately)
    • PF3 allows you to configure Control Center hand-off altitudes for each of its geographic regions
    • PF3 does not alter your original flight plan in anyway (no more missing or duplicated waypoints)
    • PF3 is configurable for use with most voice recognition programs
    • PF3 enables you to add any ATC frequency that may be missing from FS (for PF3's own use only)
    • PF3 can be configured to use either COM1 or COM2 radios
    • PF3 offers the use of configurable flight profiles
    • PF3's ATC control zone boundaries have been completely revamped, providing more accurate handoffs
    • PF3 comes complete with a validation program to thoroughly check your installation
    • PF3 supports alternate airports, which you can divert to for whatever reason
    • PF3 offers much improved emergency situations and diverting to the nearest suitable airport
    • PF3 comes complete with 40+ application skins to give the program the look and feel you prefer
    • PF3's SID/STAR names have been changed to allow up to 7 characters in length (changed from a max of 5)
    • PF3's Hold procedures have been completely rewritten and brought up to date.
    • PF3's SID/STAR functionality has been extended to allow even more flexibility
    • PF3 comes complete with our FREE PF3_Display utility (for displaying in-flight frequencies/hotkey usage)
    • PF3 comes complete with our FREE Remote-Text utility (to replace the default FS message window)
    • PF3 comes complete with our FREE Remote-Radio-Stack utility for displaying/changing radio frequencies
    • PF3 supports Project Magenta's Boeing type MCP (probably others too, but not tested as yet)

    Plus all the relevant features from legacy versions...

    • Supports multiple flight planners
    • Active AI detection (both air and ground traffic) during takeoff and approach
    • Transition levels can change dependant on your geographic location
    • Configurable Transition Altitudes for each of the 26 PF3 geographic regions
    • Altimeter calls can also be made in Millibars as 1013 rather than 29.92
    • Improved approach vectoring to provide smooth, realistic approaches to all destinations
    • SID (DP) and STAR support
    • Departure procedures (SIDs/DPs) are configurable and can be named which is then read out by ATC
    • Add departure procedures (SIDs/DPs) to specific airports at runway level if required
    • Arrival procedures (STARs) are configurable and can be named which is then read out by ATC
    • Add arrival procedures to specific airports at runway level if required
    • Add missed approach altitudes to specific airports at runway level if required
    • Change your assigned departure runway if you wish
    • Step climbs and step descents
    • Configurable holds
    • Ability to request higher and lower altitudes
    • Ability to request visual approach
    • Ability to request a different arrival runway
    • Active runways (departure and arrival) determined either by AI (if in use) or wind direction
    • Departure runway length taken into consideration
    • Arrival runway length and ILS equipment taken into consideration
    • ATC handles missed approaches and vectors you back into the pattern
    • Supports controlled, uncontrolled or partially controlled airports/fields
    • Emergencies supported with vectors back to your departure airport or the nearest airport
    • Configurable Airway Deviation reminders
    • Configurable AI detection during takeoff
    • Configurable Hotkey assignments
    • Automatic updates feature
    • Database refresh utility to apply any add-on scenery data to PF3's database
    • AI Traffic advisories en-route
    • Integrated ATIS for all of the 1200+ equipped airports in FS2004/FSX/P3D
    • You can hear the full airport name announced in PF3's ATIS for all ATIS equipped FS2004/FSX/P3D airports
    • AI Traffic call signs which are not available in PF3 are substituted by the airlines ICAO code

    More details from http://www.oncourse-software.co.uk/pf3_details.htm.

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