Launches Public Beta Amidst Pricing Concerns

The much-anticipated public beta of, an AI-powered Air Traffic Control system for Microsoft Flight Simulator, has officially started. This marks a significant development for the software, which aims to revolutionize the way simmers interact with ATC within the virtual environment.

Following the buildup of excitement within the MSFS community, has opened its doors to public beta testers. This phase allows users who join the waiting list to experience the system’s capabilities firsthand. The beta includes access to a free area around Truckee-Reno, providing a glimpse into the AI-driven ATC environment without any initial cost. offers comprehensive coverage of U.S. airspace, including Class-B, C, and D zones. The service extends to every airport in the country, featuring flight followings, radar services, traffic advisories, and more. Unique to this system are the custom voices and controller personalities.

The ‘Student Pilot’ mode is a particularly notable inclusion by the developers, a feature designed to assist newcomers to flight simulation. This mode provides additional guidance and a more forgiving environment, facilitating a smoother introduction to ATC interactions. For experienced simmers, the system offers a depth of realism and complexity, mirroring real-life flying conditions.

The pricing for, set at $29.95 per month or $295 per year during the beta phase, is a topic of discussion within the community. While this price point may be considered high by some users, it reflects the inherent costs associated with developing and maintaining AI-powered software.

The developers have expressed their intention to keep costs as low as possible, balancing the financial demands of advanced AI technology with user accessibility. Still, there’s an undeniably high entry cost for software that is still essentially in the testing phase and, despite showing lots of promise, has yet to prove itself.

To mitigate concerns about the cost, offers a trial experience in the Lake Tahoe/Reno area. This allows potential subscribers to evaluate the system before committing financially. The developers have shown openness to community feedback, indicating a willingness to adapt and refine the system based on user experiences and suggestions.

While the pricing may be a consideration for potential users, the trial experience and the promise of a much improved ATC-system could appeal to a broad range of GA pilots. As the beta progresses, the system’s impact on the MSFS landscape will become clearer, so be sure to stay tuned to learn more about future developments!