Maximise the value of In-Cockpit Flight Training using your iPad or iPhone, to learn and practice Instrument Navigation, Anytime or Anywhere, using Radio Navigation Simulator IFR PRO, (RNS-IFR PRO).

RNS-IFR PRO is a precision 2D Flight Simulator and Training Aid - Learn to manage, interpret, and become familiar with the VOR, ADF (RMI or RBI ) and Dual Needle RMI, DGYRO, HSI and DME instruments.

Students can start by simply finger moving the aircraft on the chart, observing the instrument response - progressing to full flight exercises, while tuning and managing the NAV radios, just as in real flight.

Fly pre-planned routes, or create your own from simple to complex, while navigating in a latitude and longitude area. Repeat as often as needed, always improving your instrument skills, anytime in a place of your choice.

Instructors can demonstrate to Students, basic VOR, ADF (RBI-RMI) with DME radio navigation, and advanced aspects using the HSI and Dual Needle RMI.

Experienced pilots will find RNS-IFR PRO valuable to prepare for an instrument rating or proficiency test.

• Flight Panels optimised for iPad & iPhone, with retina display support.
• The simulator operates in an Exercise Area of approx 150 x 200 nm, populated with VOR, VOR-DME and NDB Navaids & Airfields.
• Scalable chart showing Facilities, Idents, and Aircraft position.
• Full chart management showing VOR Radials and Planned Routes.
• Aircraft track trail can be displayed, or suppressed.
• Flight Panel and area chart simultaneously displayed.
• A choice of five realistic Flight Panels with the following instruments:
• Directional Gyro, Horizontal Situation Indicator, VOR, DME, ADF (RMI-RBI), Dual Needle RMI
• Full Radio management of ADF, NAV1, NAV2 and DME.
• Real world magnetic variation model with current variation visible on the chart.
• Airspeed range 60 to 600 knots.
• Altitude management and display.
• Flights in Real or Compressed time.
• Wind velocity, 0 to 99 kts, from any direction, steady or variable.
• Dead reckoning navigation capability, with flight area mapped in Latitude and Longitude.
• Flight Panels, instruments and chart managed with intuitive multi gesture interface.
• Touch button flying controls.
• Popup Toolbars & Annunciators to manage flight panel facilities.
• Popup Toolbars and Icons to manage chart facilities.
• Detailed User Manual,embedded in the App.
• Exercise Area chart and exercises are separately downloadable as PDF, for printing or reference

In-App Purchase available (RNS-USA IFR Database):
• A USA database containing all the Navaids, Airports & Fixes in the 48 contiguous US States plus Alaska and Hawaii, derived from recent FAA/NFDC data.
• The data is selectable by ARTCC Region, to allow flight training within your area of interest.

More Information:
• The first of a series of Information Videos is available on our website at

Some Customer Reviews:
• RNS apps have been an excellent means of visually depicting cause and effects of instrument inputs as it relates to VFR and IFR navigation. In my opinion, a must for students, pilots and instructors. CFI
• I wish I'd had this tool when I first took my IMC rating - it would have saved me a lot of in flight training hours. This is a superb, intuitive, easy to use app. It will train your interpretation of the VOR and NDB so all you have to worry about in the air is flying the aeroplane
• RNS - Very nice and easy to use simulator. Strongly recommend that few bucks to test yourself in various places in USA
• A must have for all pilots - This is an amazing app. Busy with my night rating and then IFR and this helps you understand radio navigation in minutes. If you are a flight instructor get it
• A great app to practice radio navigation using VOR, ADF, DME
• This is a serious, professional, training aid. It covers real-time navigation with all the basic nav instruments

What's New

Version 3.1

● iOS11 compatibility update.
● Bug fix for toolbar buttons on some iOS 11 devices.

If you enjoy Radio Navigation Simulator please leave a Rating or Review on the App Store, as it helps us provide updates to the app. Thank you.

Ratings and Reviews

Good app, cheaper than practicing up there.


I am an instrument rating student and downloaded this app to practice entering holding patterns at VORs and NDBs, works great, it could be easier to manipulate the controls, but works as advertised. It sure beats paying $50 an hour for a simulator or more than that to actually fly, but still does the trick of making your brain think.

As a tip, you can zoom out all the way if you want to simulate partial panel (not seeing the nice glass moving map). It would be great that they added a no moving map option to practice this.



I am new at air navigation and wanted to learn more because I use Flight Sims on my IPAD. This helped me 100% in learning air nav. Being new, I had to look up other resources to help explain some terms. After better educating myself I found this to be an Excellent sim to learn and practice air navigation using VOR/ADF/DME/HSI. VERY GOOD JOB TO THE DEVELOPERS! Though be ware, you may have to look up other sources depending on your experience level. I highly recommend for those interested in air navigation.

Never get lost in space....


It's a decade ago sine I did my IFR in Austria and had a very pleasant teacher using such tool at the times. Now having it available on iPad/iPhone is even more a joy. Especially to emphasize a aircrafts position in relation to Navigation Aids.
Very good tool to teach students as well to give them a tool to train there ability to fly an airplane with the support of instrument, rather having them guessing where they might be or where to go next.

I suggest only one thing as improvement, that would be to increase the timer speed up to 4 factors rather having only one.

To ease the way through interpreting the instruments I suggest the iBook written by Wilhelm Thaller "Never get lost".

Both, the book as well that kind of application made me to fly IFR with confidence from the very first day.


Gary Pallett
51.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. USA IFR Database $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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