Just over a month ago, a brand new Air Traffic Control system called FSHud was announced by Flight1. Now, the new system is available for Prepar3D v4 and Prepar3D v5.
The tool is described to be in complete control of the air traffic within the simulator – both on the ground and in the air. FSHud manages all aspects of the traffic flow and communications through each stage of the flight. Each aircraft is managed by FSHud and ensures that there will not be a conflict whilst in the sky.
The FSHud panel is how you will directly interact with the tool itself. You will receive voice commands from the application, whilst you will need to use button control to then respond or select choices presented to you by the virtual ATC. You can input your routing and the system will allow you to fly the route as required, whilst ensuring you don’t get any air traffic conflicts.
During your flight, you will be able to interact with ATC and also hear different stylised voices. Right now, however, FSHud is designed to work with IFR flying only, with VFR support coming in the future. It’s worth noting that FSHud is being described as a “first-look” label following an extensive beta test. There are some issues and regular updates will be released.
Another interesting point to note is that FSHud is also planned for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The product page says, “We are planning to bring FSHud to MSFS. Note that some features may differ in the MSFS version to do differences in the simulator API’s.“