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    Bought the LiveATC App :D

    So I bought the LiveATC App the other day and it is just awesome .. some people I have talked about it have said it is a waste of 1.99. But for me hoping to become a aircraft controller one day or a pilot. I can listen for hours. Just thought I'd write a little review for you guys

    So the app itself is 1.99, some people would say expensive for a app or a good price I would say it is a magnificent price

    The worry I had when buying it was that it would be a large app taking up alot of space, considering I have8GB I can't hold alot of apps, along with my music. I was surprised when I checked how much it was taking from my iPod! Only 3.9MB!

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    When you load the app you are granted with a very nice GUI, which is very easy to navigate through.

    It has 5 Tab's at the bottom labeled

    Home | USA | Countries | Favourites | More


    In the american tab it has around 50channels

    Alabama
    Alaska
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    California
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Florida
    Georgia
    Guam
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Illinois
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maine
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    Minnesota
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    Peurto Rico
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Washington
    West Virginia
    Wisconsin

    The next tab countries has quite alot! As im sure you can imagine

    Argentina
    Aruba
    Australia
    Barbados
    Belgium
    Bermuda
    Brazil
    Bulgaria
    Canada
    Chile
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Croatia
    Curacao
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    Finland
    France
    Greece
    Honduras
    Hong Kong
    Hungary
    Ireland
    Japan
    Kuwait
    Laos
    Lithuania
    Macedonia
    Malaysia
    Malta
    Mexico
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Peru
    Philippines
    Poland
    Portugal
    Reunion
    Romania
    Russia
    Singapore
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Turkey
    Ukraine
    Uruguay
    Venezuela

    The next tab called Favourites is very useful as when you select a ATC Channel you can simple press a button and it will save that frequency/channel in your favourites so you can quickly jump to it via favourites instead of searching all the way through the channels to find it again.



    The final tab contains 5 sub headings labelled

    Nearby - This just uses your current location to find any airports/ATC towers near you pretty cool feature Useless to me considering I live scotland where no airports are on the app.

    Top 50- This displays the top 50 listened to right now..

    HF- Not really sure but by looking at it is just displays frequency's in the Atlantic..

    ARTCC - This has all the Air Route Traffic Control centres on it I believe never really looked at it.

    and finally it has a search tab which is self-explanatory.

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    Now lets look at the features of selecting a station. when you choose a city and a airport you will be granted with all the frequencys in that tower for example Delivery and Ground ( Lets take JFK for a example) This has 12!

    Once you've chose which one you want to listen to you will be granted with a very nice player which works quite well.

    It also has 3 tab's situated beside the play button called

    Frequencies - Which shows what frequency this is on.

    WX Radar - Which shows the weather at that certain airport with a picture up to date , Such a nice feature.

    Diagram - This is the last tab which shows a diagram/plan off the airport. Such like runway numbers. holding places etc.

    Below the play button it has a

    Elapsed Time label displaying how long you have been listening for.
    Channel Status which tells you if the channel is working and available to listen to.

    It also has twitter and facebook buttons to share on the social networking sites what channel you are listening to

    and below that is has a simple volume bar! .







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    So I hope you guys find this review useful and solves any questions of the app.

    I would give the app a overall rating of 9/10 - One mark off as it does not have any UK ATC Stations still brilliant though.

    I would recommened listening to KJFK Tower.. alot of action.


    ~Thanks Aidan!
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    Re: Bought the LiveATC App :D

    Good review. The lack of UK coverage kills it for me. I never fly in the US, so wouldn't be interested in that. Plenty of Euro countries mentioned, what's the coverage like?

    I also agree on the price. 1.99 is nothing. Less than a beer!

    Sean

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    Re: Bought the LiveATC App :D

    Gonna upload a recording I have so you can hear how clear it is and yeh.. I would of liked UK Coverage.

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    Re: Bought the LiveATC App :D

    I have the Ipad Version and it's great. It also pulls up the Airport diagrams allowing you to better envision what you are hearing. One of my favorite apps.

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    Re: Bought the LiveATC App :D

    Total great APP, thanks for the review

    Claus

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    Re: Bought the LiveATC App :D

    Hi,
    I use this app. It is good fun to know which plane just flew overhead.
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    Allan.

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    Re: Bought the LiveATC App :D

    Im actually going to by that app at the end of the week My dad dosen't believe me that I can tell him what planes are going about and alot about them by a app..

    Ps: He can't work a toaster.... Parents with technology eh?