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This is an entirely new way to learn VFR charts and publications. Our online course covers everything you need to know about charts and pubs, including sectional charts, terminal area charts, world aeronautical charts, the Airport/Facility Directory, and NOTAMs in an incredible and interactive way. It's an excellent way to prepare for your checkride, flight review, or to keep your flying skills sharp.
This course works on your computer, and your tablet and phone (Andriod and iPhone). And if you have an iPhone or iPad, you can use the free iOS app too!
No internet connection? No problem. The course travels with you, working online and offline. Best of all, you can learn in short segments or cover entire sections - helping you fit your training into your schedule, whether you have 2 minutes or 2 hours to learn.
Interactive graphics illustrate each section of the map, highlighting information as you go. Practice sessions allow you to quickly use what you learn, and are optimized to help you learn quickly - no matter how much time you have. End-of-chapter tests make sure you know how to use the publications, and make sure you're ready for your checkride.
The course breaks down publications into sections on:
A final test makes sure you're ready to go - whether it's for your private pilot checkride, a biennial flight review, or simply helping you keep up-to-speed.
While the course breaks practice sessions into small increments as you learn, the Bonus Quiz App groups practice questions into major groups. You can quickly review questions covering broad topics - helping you practice for a checkride or keep your skills sharp.
Best of all, you can practice whenever you have time. Even if you only have five minutes, you can answer a few questions and pick back up later.
The Bonus Quiz App includes sections on:
This 20 minute video simulates part of a private pilot checkride oral, covering the questions your examiner will ask on VFR charts and publications. In the video, we walk through a planned cross-country from Paine Field north of Seattle, Washington to Portland-Troutdale, Oregon. You'll hear the examiner ask questions on the airports and navaids along the route, as well as topographic features on the Seattle Terminal Area Chart and Sectional. You'll also hear questions covering the Airport/Facility Directory and NOTAMs, including temporary flight restrictions. It's a great way to learn what kinds of questions your examiner will ask on VFR charts and publications.
No matter how much you study, you'll eventually run across contractions and abbreviations in NOTAMs that you don't know. This simple app lets you look up abbreviations on-the-fly. Like every other one of our apps, it works on-line and off, so you can use it in the airport during planning, or in the airplane when you're en-route.
The National Airspace System is full of rare airspace segments, unusual airports, and uncommon navaids that you'll only find in one or two places. While these items are rarely seen on a practical test, you may encounter them on a cross-country. This video covers rare finds submitted by pilots, as well as those we've found while digging through sectional charts. Who knows - maybe you'll see one of these on your next cross-country!
These courses are designed to work on your computer, tablet and phone - and can use them on as many devices as you want. As you train, your progress automatically saves to our servers. If you switch to a different computer or device, you'll pick up right from where you left off.
You can also use the courses online and off, and you can add the courses and apps to your home screen on your iPhone, iPad, Android Device or Windows Phone for fast access.
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