VFR Pilot Communications
iOS Universal Education
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 Sporty’s 50 years of aviation education experience, 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
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!
Also included is a useful VFR Communications Quick Reference Guide. This practical guide provides pertinent info for VFR pilots, including step-by-step instructions on how to arrive and depart from tower-controlled airports, FSS communications, lost communication procedures, ATC light gun signals and an overview of the phonetic alphabet.
The VFR Communications video segments cover 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
VFR 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 (iOS 4.3 required for AirPlay streaming).
Sporty’s Pilot Shop is the world’s leading provider of aviation training material, having trained thousands of pilots for over 50 years.
• Video segments now support picture in picture playback on iOS 9
• minor bug fixes