WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — PlaneEnglish announces the addition of a new TRAINER mode for its Aviation Radio Simulator (ARSim) that offers a progressive radio communications training curriculum. "Stage Checks" within the curriculum unlock increasingly complex levels of training and gives users the chance to earn an Aviation Comms Wings badge for completing the modules. The addition makes ARSim a turn-key solution for training institutions as well as individual users.
Created by three Purdue University alumni, ARSim simulates exchanges with air traffic control using a variety of scenarios pilots might encounter through every phase of flight, from taxiing and takeoff to landing and emergencies. Pilots receive instant feedback on their performance, explanations of the communication procedures, and progress tracking as they develop their skills.
ARSim is synched across mobile and desktop devices, so users retain all of their progress and experience a seamless transition switching between platforms. Since its release in 2019, ARSim has been downloaded by more than 175,000 users.
"The new TRAINER mode will expand ARSim's capabilities for both general aviation and military pilots, and will be especially useful to flight schools and ground schools," said PlaneEnglish CEO Muharrem Mane, a graduate of Purdue University's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Each level in the curriculum includes lessons related to specific aspects of aviation communication, phases of flight, airports, and airspaces, for both VFR and IFR flying. As users progress through levels and progressively build radio communication skills, they will have the opportunity to assess their knowledge and proficiency by completing the Stage Checks. By completing each Stage Check, users move closer to earning Aviation Comms Wings and mastering aviation radio communications.
"Pilots receive roughly six hours of radio communications practice while flying during their entire training," Mane said. "Many of those interactions with Air Traffic Control (ATC) will be routine and repetitive. But what happens when a pilot flies into a different airspace, talks to a different ATC facility, or encounters unusual circumstances and needs to quickly and effectively communicate? ARSim provides hours of unique radio communications training to ensure pilots are prepared for any situation they encounter and have the skills and confidence to communicate with air traffic control."
The PlaneEnglish Aviation Radio Simulator is available for iOS and Android on the AppStore and Google Play Store, as well as on the web. 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.
Headquartered at the Purdue Research Park, PlaneEnglish also offers a companion comms 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.
Media Contact: Muharrem Mane, CEO, PlaneEnglish, [email protected]