Spend less time studying and more time flying! This is the FAA Instrument Rating (IFR) version of GroundSchool, our FAA knowledge (written) test preparation featuring up-to-date questions, free updates, and illustrated explanations written by a professional team of pilot examiners and instructors.

GroundSchool is fully compatible with FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) and our editorial team is working to keep it so as ACS continues to evolve.

Don't be fooled by imitators! Competing apps herein the AppStore use only the limited set of questions that the FAA publicly releases via its website - that is not enough to adequately prepare you for your test! Our GroundSchool app, on the other hand, features a much more comprehensive database (typically about 2-4 times the size of the demo FAA public one) of actual and current FAA questions that you likely can and will be asked on the actual test! This along with our detailed, professional explanations and easy to use interface are major reasons why pilots have come to trust GroundSchool.

Study actual, up-to-date FAA questions and then ACE your FAA Instrument Rating (and/or Instrument Ground/Flight Instructor) knowledge (written) test the easy way with GroundSchool FAA Knowledge Test Preparation software by Dauntless Aviation, the trusted leader in FAA written test preparation.


* Actual FAA Questions Current and Valid for Right Now. As soon as you install the software, use the 'update' feature and the software will connect to our servers, grab the latest questions, images, figures, and explanation content, and you'll be good to go.
* Detailed Explanations written by an experienced editorial team of examiner and instructor pilots.
* All Charts and Figures Included
* Several flexible study modes - fits the way you want to study!
* Compatible with all FAA "ground school" classroom-based courses

This IFR version of GroundSchool will prepare you for any or all of the following tests:

* IRA - Instrument Rating Airplane
* IFP - Instrument Rating Foreign Pilot
* IGI - Ground Instructor Instrument
* IRH - Instrument Rating Helicopter
* FII - Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane
* FIH - Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter
* AIF - Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane (added rating)
* HIF - Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter (added rating)
* Canadian Instrument Rating to USA FAA Conversion

With Dauntless Aviation's GroundSchool, you don't need to worry:

* Our material is UP TO DATE. No matter what date is listed here in regarding the 'Release date', this date refers to the program itself only. Once you get the program on your device, use the built-in update feature and it will connect to our servers and download the latest and greatest version of the test prep content and our explanations that we have available. To learn more about this, please visit our website.
* Furthermore, you are welcome to update the material as often as you like. This means that even if you don't take your test soon, when do you, GroundSchool will be ready for you. Compare this to books or DVDs (which are going out of date from the moment they are printed).
* We pride ourselves on the quality of our explanations. This is not some idle boast - our explanations are more detailed and more illustrated than that of ANY other FAA knowledge test provider, period.
* Tens of thousands of people have used our products to prepare for their FAA knowledge tests. Ours is a system that works.

Good luck on your test!

What's New

Version 10.3.2

Ready for the challenge of IFR? Thank you for making us the most trusted FAA IFR Test prep! This significant update looks better and works faster than ever before to help you learn the material and pass that test! Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, and contains up to date and regularly updated questions. As always, this app features the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. Save study sessions and share them between devices using our cloud features and share your study progress with your instructor or school through the cloud. When you get the app, make sure to immediately check for content updates using the 'updates check' main menu option to make sure you have the latest learning content. This app is 100% what you need to pass your FAA knowledge test.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Scored 90 on my Airplane Instrument today

Go Bama13

The app has some awesome features that will really help you concentrate on your weak areas. Pick "all questions with no charts" for quick learning of IFR information, but definitely study and read the explanations. You can mark questions that need extra attention. The "stack" feature helps sort problematic questions. Reason for 4 stars.... there were about 4 questions I hadn't seen, nor read anything about on the actual test. A lot of the questions weren't verbatim, but close. The changes to the FAA test bank showed, you have to do a little more than just memorize the questions in the app. This app has approximately a 1200 question database. Hard to not recommend making a 90 today.

Terrific test bank software


The explanations are top notch and the question distribution will easily show you on which topics you need to concentrate. They also update the material regularly.

An actual ifr prep, not a generic app


There seem to be three types of test prep apps on iTunes: 1. Apps from people you've never heard of who use plagiarized old test banks to make generic "multiple choice" apps. 2. Apps from sporty and Asa who you have heard of but whose apps leave a lot to be desired in the content and features department and 3. This dauntless superior app. Did it cost a bit more? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely. This is the only app that is an actual prep.. The quality of the explanations is outstanding. I felt I really could learn the material and not just stupidly memorize. Their update is free for life... It's actually the only FAA test app that I saw that even has an update! I submitted a note to them of a typo and was pleasantly surprised to find it fixed 2 days later after an update. These guys obviously care a lot about their product.

Finally to the guy who said if crashed a few times... I found if my iPhone is on a long time or if I run too many apps ANY app can crash. Rebooting the phone fixes this. I have had no crashing at all and I have a slightly older iPhone 3GS.

This is the best app I have ever seen for iPhone. I scored a 98 on my IFR written after using it. Whoohoo!


Dauntless Software
465.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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