Aviation Tutorials Company has licensed its three pilot-training iPad apps to Sporty’s. The three apps focus on critical piloting skills, with these titles: Mastering Stick And Rudder Flying; Getting Around On The Ground; and Airborne Radar.
Written by airline pilots and flight instructors, each app contains specific lessons that guide the pilot through trouble areas, including crosswind landings, traffic patterns, runway incursions, taxiing disorientation, thunderstorm safety, airborne radar use, and more.
The key aspect of the programs is their interactivity, company officials continued.
“These are no sit-and-watch slideshows; they’re interactive, hands-on, step-by-step guides,” officials said in a prepared release. “The pilot drags controls, moves knobs, controls bank angle, and more. Two minutes of interaction in these programs convey more than 20 minutes of traditional book study. The voice narration, 3D graphics, and animated sequences make learning easy. It’s also efficient, with each lesson taking around 20 minutes to complete.”
Quizzes and a final exam test the user’s knowledge, and FAA WINGS credit is provided.