Sporty's VFR Communications iPhone/iPad Aviation App


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Every pilot worries about communications. Now you can sound like a seasoned pro with Sporty’s interactive iPhone/iPad app!

Using a visual menu system, VFR Communications is broken down into 8 subject areas and 23 individual video segments. Based on over 50 years of aviation education experience from the instructors at Sporty's, the VFR Communications app contains over 60 minutes of engaging 3D animations, in-flight video and real-world communication scenarios.


• Covers all types of communications, including Air Traffic Control, non-tower fields, and emergency situations
• Detailed scenarios cover every aspect of both arriving and departing Class B, C and D airspace
• Learn all about en route communications, including how to get Flight Following with ATC
• Hear pilots making real communications, enhanced with detailed graphics and audio transcriptions
• Special section covers non-standard communications that you’ll hear in the real world--know what to expect after your checkride

This is a Universal app, optimized for both iPad and iPhone, including the iPhone 4 Retina Display.

VFR Communications covers the following topics:

• Intro / General Information
--Radio Phraseology
--Tips for Good Communication

• Non-Tower Field Communications
--Arriving at a Non-Tower Field
--Departing a Non-Tower Field

• En Route Communications
--VFR Flight Plans
--En Route Flight Advisory Service (EFAS)
--Hazardous In-Flight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS)

--ATC Flight Following • Non-Standard Communications
--Radio Phraseology Variations
--Understanding IFR Pilots
--Communication Shorthands

• Class D Airport Operations
--Understanding ATIS
--Arriving at a Class D Airport
--Departing a Class D Airport

• Class C Airport Operations
--Class C Airspace Overview
--Arriving at a Class C Airport
--Departing a Class C Airport

• Class B Airport Operations
--Class B Airspace Overview
--Arriving at a Class B Airport
--Departing a Class B Airport

• Communications Failure
--Lost Communications Procedures
--Handheld Backup Radio

Works on:
• iPhone 3GS or newer
• iPod Touch 4th generation or newer
• iPad Mini, iPad 2 or newer

Accepted for FAA Wings Credit

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