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COMM1 VFR Radio Simulator

You Can Master VFR Communications

Don't let "mic fright" ruin your next flight.  Overcome that intimidation or refresh your skills with COMM1 VFR, exchanging actual dialogue with Air Traffic Controllers from the safety of your desktop. This Windows™- and Mac™-based instructional CD-ROM is the closest thing to talking on the cockpit radio that you'll find anywhere.

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

Simulate ATC communications in dozens of lessons over the full range of VFR flight situations.

Master AIM and FAA-approved radio phraseology.

Prepare for each exercise with narrated briefings.

Learn to anticipate ATC instructions and sequences in every type of airspace.

Practice Makes Perfect

The only way to become comfortable and proficient talking on the radio is with practice, right? COMM1 VFR has over 6 linear hours of interactive communication training — but you can practice for days and weeks on end, through all kinds of weather. By mastering radio management skills with COMM1 VFR, you'll always be one step ahead of the next radio call.

"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.

Airspace Avoidance

Ever fly around a big chunk of airspace just to avoid talking to ATC? No more. COMM1's instructionally sound curriculum takes you through progressively more complex airspace so that you can feel confident in any environment.

Detailed graphics depict your aircraft and aid you in each lesson.

Use actual aeronautical charts, airport diagrams and other visual aids in over 70 comprehensive lessons and scenarios.

Talk to ATC and other pilots as you fly through Class B, C, D and TRSA airspace.

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

Talk the Talk

If you get tongue-tied when you pick up the mic, then COMM1 will help you untie the knot. Being prepared with what to say, when, and in what order is half the battle when mastering radio communication skills. Practice selecting and saying the correct radio announcements and responses in all types of flight settings.

Hearing is believing when you hone your radio skills with FAA-reviewed Comm1: VFR Radio Simulator.

Learn when to transmit in the midst of "live" ATC exchanges.

Receive immediate audio feedback to your recorded radio calls.

Critique and compare your own radio speech with that of an expert.

Practice making requests for Radar Flight-Following and Approach/ Departure Clearances.


  • Before You Begin
  • Aviation Speak
    • Phonetic Alphabet
    • Numbers & Figures
    • Aircraft Call Signs
    • Speech Quality
    • Putting it All Together
  • Locating Frequencies
    • Resources
    • CTAF
    • Multicom
    • Unicom
    • ATIS
    • Tower
    • Ground Control
    • Approach/Departure Control
    • ARTCC
    • Flight Service Stations
  • Using the Radio
    • Tuning the Radio
    • Using the Microphone
    • Transmission Techniques
    • Receiving Techniques
  • Non-Towered Airports
    • Radio Checks/Airport Advisory
    • Taxi Announcements
    • Taking Off
    • Back-Taxiing
    • Pattern Announcements
    • Clear of Runway
    • Go-Arounds
    • Entering on a 45
    • Over-Flying the Airport
    • Plane-to-Plane Communications
  • Towered Airports
    • ATIS
    • Approaching Airport in Class D
    • Approaching Airport in Class B
    • Approaching Airport in Class C
    • Approaching Airport in TRSA
    • Landing Instructions
    • Taxi to Ramp
    • Clearance Delivery (Class B & C)
    • Taxi for Takeoff
    • Progressive Taxi
    • Takeoff Instructions
    • Departing a Class D Airport
    • Departing a Class B/C Airport
    • Touch and Goes
    • Special VFR
  • Radar Flight-Following
    • Requesting from ATC
    • Hand-Offs
    • Class B/Special Use Airspace
    • Vector Instructions
    • Traffic Advisories
    • Altitude Changes
    • Temporary Frequency Change
    • Radar Service Termination
  • Airspace Issues
    • Entering Class B Airspace
    • Entering Class C Airspace
    • Departing from Class B or C Airspace
    • Special Use Airspace
  • Flight Service Stations
    • Opening a Flight Plan
    • Closing a Flight Plan
    • Requesting a Frequency
    • Position Report
  • Miscellaneous
    • Emergency Procedures
    • Weather Requests
    • Pilot Reports
    • Air-to-Air Communications
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