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COMM1 IFR Radio Simulator

Save Your Money for the Real Flights

Most seasoned pilots agree that talking to ATC just gets easier with practice. When you're taking on Instrument Flight Rules, extensive practice can be costly and make your flights less enjoyable. COMM1: IFR can save you valuable training and BFR dollars. COMM1: IFR offers a heightened interactive training experience with new and enhanced features:

Hear "live" air traffic controllers working your aircraft and other traffic in real-time settings through all types of airspace.

Over 9 hours of comprehensive radio training

Realistic, rapid-fire ATC exchanges

Complex IFR scenarios

76 detailed briefings

55 interactive communication exercises

Over 800 colorful diagrams, aeronautical charts and approach plates

Realistic Interaction Without Leaving the Ground

COMM1: IFR showcases the same type of realistic pilot–ATC audio dialogue, detailed flight scenarios, and interactive simulation exercises that have been praised as the winning ingredients of COMM1: VFR Radio Simulator.

"Tune" the photorealistic interactive radio stack

Record and playback your own radio calls with interactive audio exercises.

Operate the on-screen COM 1, COM 2, NAV 1, NAV 2, and audio panel — COMM1 radios tune and respond just like the real thing.

Simulate emergency radio procedures from the safety of your desktop.

Access the most widely-used aviation resources for frequencies and communication information from the Airport/Facility Directory, AOPA's Airport Directory and Sectional Charts.

Sharpen Your Skills, for Safety's Sake

COMM1: IFR focuses on honing and perfecting radio skills. By de-mystifying the "system" through step-by-step audio sequences and breaking down the radio calls that controllers rattle off into definable bits of information, COMM1: IFR helps pilots to become smarter and more confident in the cockpit. And that translates into safer skies for everyone.

COMM1 makes radio communications "second nature" for pilots, so they can concentrate on flying the airplane.

Use actual aeronautical charts, airport diagrams and other visual aids in over 55 communication exercises.

Practice unusual IFR situations, such as Radar Approaches, to be better prepared for the unexpected.

Hear examples of what you are expected to perform in each lesson.

Get expert feedback and compare your responses with the pros.

Are You Ready for the Challenge of IFR?

COMM1: IFR challenges the instrument student or refresher pilot to demonstrate proper ATC phraseology and become proficient in their radio skills.

Practice with detailed flight scenarios and industry-standard charts while communicating with ATC.

Rich visual and audio descriptions of every type of airport, enroute and airspace environment that pilots encounter under IFR, including emergency and equipment outage situations.

Interactive conversations with Clearance Delivery, Departure, Enroute, Approach, Tower and Ground controllers are among the 55 simulated exchanges.

Comprehensive 9-hour syllabus follows a logical and systematic progression for instrument students learning IFR operations and the many variables that can be encountered at different stages of flight.


  • Before You Begin
  • Locating Frequencies
    • IFR Resources
    • Approach/Departure
    • ARTCC
    • ATIS
    • Clearance Delivery
    • CTAF
    • FSS
    • Ground
    • Tower
  • Filing an IFR Flight Plan
    • From the Ground
    • While Airborne
  • Before You Taxi
    • ATIS
    • Radio Checks
  • Obtaining Clearance
    • At Non-Towered Airports
    • At Towered Airports
    • While Airborne
    • Converting from VFR
    • Unacceptable Clearances
    • Tower-Enroute Clearances
    • Amended Clearances
  • Departure
    • From Non-Towered Airports
    • From Towered Airports
    • DPs
  • Enroute
    • Hand-Offs
    • Traffic Advisories
    • Altitude Changes
    • Heading Changes
    • Position Reports
    • Route Deviations
    • Direct Clearances
    • Temp. Frequency Changes
    • Pilot Reports
    • VFR-On-Top
    • Change in Destination
    • Required Reports
  • Arrival
    • Descent
    • ATIS
    • STARs
    • Cruise Clearances
    • Holding
  • Approach
    • Approach Clearances
    • Radar Vectors
    • Course Reversal
    • Visual/Contact Approaches
    • PAR/ASR Approaches
    • Wind Checks
    • Missed Approaches
    • Missed Approach Holding
    • Practice Approaches
    • Canceling IFR
  • Landing
    • Non-Towered Airports
    • Towered Airports
    • LAHSO
  • When Things Go Wrong
    • Unexpected Routing
    • Clearance Void Time
    • In-Flight Emergencies
    • Minimum Fuel
    • Lost Communications
    • Nav Equipment Failure
    • Diverting to an Alternate
    • No Gyro Approach
    • Transponder Problem
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