By Sporty's Pilot Shop
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Buckle up with Sporty’s iPhone/iPad app, featuring three exciting instrument flights showing pilots of various experience levels flying and communicating in the IFR system.
More than just a rehash of basic radio procedures, this app gives today’s instrument pilot a real-world look at IFR communications through all phases of flight in a variety of airspace.
Using a visual menu system, IFR Communications is broken down into 7 chapters showing the various phases of the IFR flights. Based on Sporty’s 50 years of aviation education experience, the IFR Communications app contains over 70 minutes of engaging 3D animations, in-flight video and real-world communication scenarios.
The action-packed flights take place in a Cessna Skyhawk equipped with VOR navigation, a Garmin G1000-equipped Cessna Skylane and a pressurized Piper Malibu Mirage. We’ll visit several airports, including rural non-towered airports and the high-density Chicago Midway (MDW).
Experience the unique challenges each flight presents and see how the pilots effectively manage all available resources to complete each mission. Also included are sections designed to refresh your knowledge of basic IFR communications, plus a review of communication procedures during emergencies. IFR Communications will make you a better instrument pilot regardless of experience and help make your next flight smoother and safer.
Also included is a review quiz based on content from the videos. After finishing the questions you’ll receive instant feedback on your score and be able to review missed questions. There’s even a way to quickly review the video segment from which the question is based.
We’ve additionally included the FAA publication “Radio Communications Phraseology and Techniques” – complete with a table of contents to quickly access each section. This helpful guide is useful for both students who are learning the ins and outs of radio communications, as well as for flight instructors preparing to instrument radio techniques.
IFR Communications was developed with AirPlay video support. This allows you to wirelessly stream the video segments from your iPhone or iPad to compatible AirPlay devices, like the 2nd generation Apple TV.
***FREE gift from Sporty's with download -- pilot's microfiber screen cleaning cloth (seriously, it's free!)***
What's New in Version 1.4
• Compatibility updates for iOS 9
• Video segments now support picture in picture playback on iOS 9
• minor bug fixes
Please add lots more bundled apps for purchase. I want to buy many but I have to budget because of their cost.
Overpriced by about $34.49
There is nothing in this app that's worth the price they charge. Make a few XCs with VFR flight following and/or watch some videos on YouTube. This is really insanely basic VFR communication stuff here with virtually no insight into IFR flying. I cannot believe I was forced to waste money on this. I really thought it was going to be some sort of IFR course, or have some information relevant to studying for IFR flying, but I guess you have to get the $200 app for that, but they do give you a free microfiber screen cleaning cloth... Only $8 shipping. LOL, wow. Really don't waste your time with this. Fly with some friends, listen to ATC live, or watch some videos on YouTube. It'll be free and far more helpful.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 15, 2015
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 605 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Sporty's Pilot Shop
- © 2015, Sportsman's Market, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.