Flight Assignment: A.T.P. ("Airline Transport Pilot" or simply "ATP") was a flight simulator for personal computers released in 1990 by the now-defunct subLOGIC. It runs on MS-DOS based PCs. The simulation models the Boeing 737, 747, 767, Airbus A320 and Shorts 360. It features most major aviation beacons in the United States and about 30 major airports. It also includes a multi-voiced air traffic control simulator.
The game's July 1990 release was snarled by a lawsuit from Microsoft, which claimed ownership of some of subLOGIC's source code rights, and it was settled with a number of concessions on the part of subLOGIC, most notably dropping the phrase "flight simulator" from all of its products. This allowed the release of ATP in December 1990. Releases and updates continued through 1993.
Sierra, who bought subLOGIC in 1995, had planned a re-release of ATP for Windows in the late 1990s but this never came to fruition.
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Put yourself at the controls of a Boeing 737, 747, 767 or Airbus A320 jet airliner. Or strap yourself into the pilot's seat of a Shorts 360 twin-engine turboprop. Review your flight plan, weather reports and aircraft load specs, request Air Traffic Control clearance, then taxi to the takeoff runway and get ready for the flight of your life!
Welcome to the world of commercial aviation. Your flight plan is filed, pre-flight checks are complete, and the passengers are getting restless. Time to start earning your wings as an Airline Transport Pilot.
Introducing a new era in aircraft simulation sophistication and realism. Flight Assignment: A.T.P. includes a special autoflight mode for beginner pilots - let Air Traffic Control communicate directly with your aircraft autopilot to take you on a fully automated flight from takeoff to touchdown. Gain experience in free flight mode, then move on to vectored flight and nav-aid flight modes. Other A.T.P. features include:
- Automatic weather system generation.
- Structured assignments to 26 major city airports.
- Over 350 U.S. airports and 480 nav-aids.
- User-selectable scenery details.
- Accurate instrument panels for each different aircraft.
- Intelligent Air Traffic Control that issues commands and responds to your input.
- Time acceleration up to 16X for long duration flights.
- New graphics drivers that enhance all SubLOGIC Scenery Disks.
Explore the world from the flight deck of a Boeing 737 jetliner, or from any of four other civil transport aircraft with Flight Assignment: A.T.P., the commercial aircraft flight simulation.