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Animation of 24 hours of flight in the U.S. (15.7 MB QuickTime)
     The world's biggest distance-rate-time problem

Welcome to Sector 33 (5 MB QuickTime)
     Introduction to air traffic control and the ATC simulator

Kids Controlling Air Traffic (8.1 MB QuickTime)
     Share the excitement as kids challenge the simulator

What does a Controller do? (7.92 MB QuickTime)
     Overview of air traffic control


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Technical Requirements and Troubleshooting

PC Operating Systems:   Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98SE

Browsers:    Internet Explorer v.5.5 or higher or Mozilla Firefox v1.4 or higher

                    Caution:  The Simulator may not work with other browsers such as MSN.

Java: Version 1.4.2 or higher

                    If the Simulator will not open, click here to check your Java version and download a free upgrade.

MAC Operating Systems:  OS-X v10.2 or higher


Browser:  Safari ONLY

Java: If the Simulator will not open, be sure that Java is enabled in your browser
 From the Safari dropdown menu, click “Preferences…”.
          – In the new window, click the “Security” icon.
          – Make sure there is a check in the box “Enable Java”.


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