For the past few weeks, I’ve felt a need to do something new – shake things up; that sort of thing. I’ve also been yearning to learn a new programming language. I finally settled on learning node.js and to explore how it runs on a Raspberry Pi (RPi).
I have been interested in Flight Simulation for a very long time, but it was only last year that I finally invested in a copy of X-Plane as a means of helping my with my real-world flying lessons.
I flew with X-Plane many hours, but always felt that I was missing something big… And that was Air Traffic Control (or ATC). Most flight simulators have some sort of inbuilt ATC, but those are obviously canned scripts that playback a bunch of recordings – nothing even remotely similar to what pilots encounter in the real world.