Sporty’s IFR Communications app and video updated

Sporty’s updated IFR Communications demonstrates real-world flying and communicating in the IFR system by taking you on three separate flights in a variety of airplanes, all with the goal of improving your communication skills.

The first real-world flight is in a Cessna Skyhawk equipped for VOR navigation, followed by a flight in a Garmin G1000-equipped Cessna Skylane and finally in a high-performance Piper Malibu Mirage. These three flights incorporate several types of airports ranging from a rural, non-towered airport to Chicago’s heavily traveled Midway.

“We’ve updated this popular program with new material covering specific communications scenarios such as what’s required when entering a hold,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “We’ve also totally revamped the high-performance Malibu Mirage segment to show how to communicate during departure, en route, approach and ground operations at a high-density airport.”

With this program, the demands of each flight and how the pilots manage all available resources to complete each flight are demonstrated. This program includes an IFR communications refresher, including emergency communication procedures.

“IFR Communications does more than provide knowledge, however,” says Zimmerman. “This app will bring added confidence to your flying, making you a better instrument pilot regardless of experience.”

IFR Communications is also available as a DVD, which includes an MP3 audio file for listening on the go and MP4 video file to watch on your mobile device. The DVD [D993A], digital download [E993A] or iPhone/iPad app [90007A] are each available for $34.99 and may be purchased or downloaded at or by calling 800-SPORTYS.

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