Pilot! is a new game for the iPhone and other iOS devices where you, as the title says, pilot airplanes from airport to airport and complete missions for coins. You get to pilot real life airplanes, from Cessna 182s to Learjets, and even fantasy spaceships if you so choose, and you can earn more and more aircraft as you go. Not only do you fly, but you also do the taxiing and the navigating, making it a rather difficult affair. Read on for some tips and tricks for Pilot!
Steering the plane midflight is a difficult endeavor from the top down point of view, and if you don’t do it right, you will either crash or you will overshoot the runway and have to turn around to attempt another landing. Try to get lined up with the runway as early in the flight as possible (use the directional lines that pop up on either the top, bottom, left or right sides of the screen), and leave enough room to account for your elevation (if you are going east or west).
In addition, as you get closer to the airport, slow down as much as you possibly can, and descend as close to the ground as you can. The closer to the ground that you descend beforehand, the easier it is to judge the position of an east or west runway, and the slower you go, the easier it is to make course corrections before you land your plane.
Whenever there is a plane that says you have to go to a different social networking site to unlock it (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube) or to the app store, click on a mission that requires that plane, and when the popup asks you if you want to unlock it, tap on the button to go to whatever site (or the app store) that it wants you to. Then, without doing the rest of it (sharing, tweeting, rating, etc), go back to the game, and you will have already unlocked the plane. Voila – free planes!
If you don’t like the list of missions that pops up for you in between flights, tap on the button that says “Planes”, and when the list of planes pops up, choose the same plane that you were already flying.