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Simple replacement for FSX ATC - for older planes and GA traffic

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I do not fly modern airliners. I am usually in an older GA twin prop or an older commercial jet or propliner, e.g 727 or DC-4. I prefer to fly with traditional radio (VOR/NDB/DME) navigation and consider it "cheating" to use a GPS to determine my location or a route to a new location.

 

I do, however, like to fly into busy commercial airfields but with a 1960s - 1970s operating style. I like to cooperate with ATC but don't what to take the easy route of using SIDS/STARS or GPS navigation.

 

Much of the time I am flying VFR.

 

Is there an ATC addon that:

 

- works with VFR

- allows me to use VOR/DME navigation exclusively

- allows me to use my FSC or FSX generated VOR flight plans

- works with AI traffic on both the ground and in the air

 

I have looked at Radar Contact and VoxATC but various reviews indicate VFR is or may be a problem and they are very expensive.

 

Talking to an ATC that is better than FSX/ATC is only worth $40 US at the most in my current usage of FSX - what should I look at?

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I do not fly modern airliners. I am usually in an older GA twin prop or an older commercial jet or propliner, e.g 727 or DC-4. I prefer to fly with traditional radio (VOR/NDB/DME) navigation and consider it "cheating" to use a GPS to determine my location or a route to a new location.

 

I do, however, like to fly into busy commercial airfields but with a 1960s - 1970s operating style. I like to cooperate with ATC but don't what to take the easy route of using SIDS/STARS or GPS navigation.

 

Much of the time I am flying VFR.

 

Is there an ATC addon that:

 

- works with VFR

- allows me to use VOR/DME navigation exclusively

- allows me to use my FSC or FSX generated VOR flight plans

- works with AI traffic on both the ground and in the air

 

I have looked at Radar Contact and VoxATC but various reviews indicate VFR is or may be a problem and they are very expensive.

 

Talking to an ATC that is better than FSX/ATC is only worth $40 US at the most in my current usage of FSX - what should I look at?

 

 

Try PilotEdge it's a live ATC with real Controllers

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PilotEdge is limited to a small area in America, it's ok if you don't want to fly outside that. Same with Vatsim it only works in the area where there are controllers.

 

For free you can improve default ATC - with EditVoicePack:

http://www.editvoicepack.com/

 

 

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As already said, use editvoicepack to add phraseology and speed the rate up a little.

 

Then get Multi Crew Experience which allows you to communicate with the in sim ATC via voice.

 

http://www.multicrewxp.com/

 

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