The WINGS Program provides learning activities and flight tasks that address known causes of many aircraft accidents and build skills to make safer pilots. Programming includes online courses, seminars, webinars, and courses provided by third-party organizations and businesses like the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Sporty’s, and now PlaneEnglish, company officials said.
“Good radio communication skills are critical to making flying safer, which is what inspired us to create our radio simulator,” PlaneEnglish CEO Muharrem Mane said. “This partnership will allow us to help more pilots increase their confidence and competency in communicating, maintain their comms skills sharp and, we hope, reduce the number of accidents where communication plays a key role.”
Additional courses will be released soon, including Interactive VFR communications using PlaneEnglish ARSim and Interactive IFR communications using PlaneEnglish ARSim, company officials report.
The PlaneEnglish Aviation Radio Simulator is available for iOS and Android on the AppStore and Google Play Store. The app offers a seven-day free trial, as well as customization options and licenses for flight schools and other institutions interested in using the app in group settings.
PlaneEnglish also offers a companion manual, “The Easy Route to Aviation Radio Proficiency: Training Manual with Activities Using ARSim Aviation Radio Simulator” and ATSim, an app-based simulation comms trainer for air traffic controllers.