PRO PILOT SOFTWARE > GETTING AROUND ON THE GROUND
Quiz 1 of 5: You are lined up with and cleared for takeoff on Runway 36R. Can you initiate the takeoff roll from your present position?
Answer B is correct. FAA Pilot's Handbook Of Aeronautical Knowledge, Chapter 14, Airport Markings And Signs: 'When the threshold is relocated, the closed portion of the runway is not available for use by aircraft for takeoff or landing, but it is available for taxi.'SUBMIT >
60 interactive training modules in 5 hours teach runway incursion prevention, airport ground operations, and ground-navigation safety, with a 3D taxi simulator.
Now with Airport Simulator. Learning the theory is one thing. Practicing it is another. That's where Airport Simulator comes in. Airport Simulator is a real-time, 3-D, virtual airport taxi simulator. Get the ATIS, exchange communications with Air Traffic Control, and follow taxi instructions including hold short and runway crossing tasks. The goal is to practice taxiing so as to NOT cause a runway incursion. Two airports and forty challenging taxi scenarios are included. And, there's no need for special hardware such as rudder pedals, because you control your aircraft with just a few keys on your keyboard. It's easy!
Getting Around On The Ground™ 3.0 With Airport Simulator provides:
• Full sound narration to make learning easy
• 3D graphics that show the airport environment from ground view
• Skills for preventing runway incursions
• Complete descriptions and visuals of airport markings, signs, and lighting
• Methods of incorporating knowledge of markings, signs, and lighting in your flight operations
• Ground procedures
• Safety "Quick Tips" that you can use immediately
• Case Studies of real-world runway incursion incidents and accidents
• A final exam
• Airport Simulator, to practice real-time taxiing according to Air Traffic Control instructions
Getting Around On The Ground™ 3.0 With Airport Simulator also contains:
• 5 hours of narrated instruction
• 20 instructional sections
• 125 original 3D graphics and animations
• 60 quiz questions
• 17 "Quick Tips"
• A 50-question final exam
• Two airports in Airport Simulator and 40 taxi scenarios
Main Menu. The Main Menu is used to access each of the instructional sections and Airport Simulator. The sections included are:
• Runway Markings
• Taxiway Markings
• Other Pavement Markings
• Holding Position Markings
• Mandatory Instruction Signs
• Location Signs
• Direction Signs
• Destination Signs
• Other Signs
• Airport Lighting
• Runway Status Light System
• Taxi Diagrams And Hotspots
• Ground Procedures
• Quick Tips
• Case Study
• Airport Simulator, with instructions and two airports
• Final Exam
Case Studies and Statistics. A primary feature of Getting Around On The Ground™ is it's emphasis on case studies and statistics. In other words, you'll find out how close your own experiences could be to actual accidents and close-calls. You won't just learn the technical aspects of airport operations, but you'll also learn about specific real-life runway incursion hazards.
3D "Ground-view" Graphics. It's no wonder airports are confusing when taxiing on the ground. Since most aircraft sit low to the ground, it's difficult to visualize one's position. That's why we created 3D graphics that represent how things really look—low to the ground. All graphics feature accurate representations of signs, colors, and markings.
Quizzes. You'll have the chance to test your knowledge after each section. Simple quiz questions are provided in a variety of formats, accompanied by 3D graphics to illustrate the question at hand.
Markings, Signs, and Lighting. You'll learn how to interpret the colors, symbols, and placement of markings, signs, and lighting. Since many airport layouts are rather confusing, such scenarios are illustrated to describe how such markings, signs, and lights are used.
Procedures. Although not a tutorial on communications, Getting Around On The Ground™ does emphasize the importance of proper communication and taxiing technique. The section on Procedures provides an overview of proper ground operations.
Quick Tips. While factual knowledge is a good thing, pilots need real tips and techniques that can help prevent runway incursions. Seventeen Quick Tips are provided, with clear graphics, that you can start using right away.
37 training modules in 5 hours of training teach traditional VOR navigation through advanced GPS and FMS advanced avionics.
#1: Introduction—The overall purpose of this training is to bridge the gap between traditional navigation and advanced avionics. Both areas of knowledge are essential for today's pilot. The problem is that too many pilots are not sufficiently trained in the general concepts of advanced avionics. You can't rely on "switchology" to use advanced avionics—there are many pitfalls and ramifications that the pilot needs to be aware of. To explain this factor and to describe the use of this training, the Introduction contains these sections:
• Read This Section First
• How To Use This Training
#2: VOR Navigation Tutorial—It's essential to know VOR navigation, whether your aircraft is equipped with traditional VOR equipment or advanced avionics. VOR is here to stay in our national airspace system for many years to come. Whether you're taking a flight test that requires you to be proficient with VOR, or your advanced avionics GPS system has failed, this training will give you the professional-grade VOR skills you'll need to stay safe. This module contains these sections:
• VOR: What are VORs? VOR: Theory VOR: Equipment
• VOR: Using VOR
• VOR: Finding Position
• VOR: Tracking
• VOR: Specifications
• VOR: Flight Scenario 1
• VOR: Flight Scenario 2
#3: HSI and Bearing Pointers Tutorial— The use of an HSI is more common than ever in today's airplanes. Some aircraft have mechanical HSIs, and nearly every Multi-Function Display (MFD) avionics system includes an HSI display. Many HSIs include bearing pointers as well. The use of the HSI and bearing pointers is an essential skill, which if properly understood, makes the pilot's job of navigating much easier than using older instrumentation. This module contains these sections:HSI:
• What is HSI?
• HSI: Fundamentals
• HSI: Using HSI
• Bearing Pointers: Fundamentals
• Bearing Pointers: Usage
#4: GPS Navigation Tutorial— GPS is an incredible tool for navigation. It's more prevalent than ever, and it is one of the various navigation systems that enables point-to-point navigation. But, understanding GPS requires old-school knowledge of dead-reckoning. This tutorial relates traditional dead-reckoning to this advanced technology, giving the pilot a clear understanding of how GPS works and what it provides. This module contains these sections:
• GPS: Dead Reckoning Basics
• GPS: What is GPS?
• GPS: The GPS System
• GPS: Glossary
#5: Advanced Avionics Part I Tutorial— Advanced avionics in general aviation aircraft is the greatest cockpit enhancement in decades. Many manual tasks are now automated, allowing the pilot to focus on other tasks. But, it also puts the pilot in the position of being a "cockpit manager," which is a new skill for many pilots. There are pitfalls and ramifications to this change of mindset, and a pilot cannot rely on mere "button-pushing" to operate advanced avionics. This training provides the deep understanding and procedural background that are drilled into professional flight crews who use similar equipment. This module contains these sections:
• Advanced Avionics: Introduction
• Advanced Avionics: Cautions
• Advanced Avionics: New Skills Required
• Advanced Avionics: PFD Overview
• Advanced Avionics: MFD Overview
• FMS: Introduction
• FMS: What Is FMS?
• FMS: RNAV Basics
• FMS: Navigation Database
#6: Advanced Avionics Part II Tutorial— The concept of a Flight Management System, or FMS, is continued in this module. Improper use of the FMS can result in a variety of problems, such as airspace violations, navigation errors, terrain separation problems, and even loss of aircraft control. Because mere "button-pushing" is not adequate for using advanced avionics, this module explains the general and proper use of an FMS. Having clear understanding of what the FMS is and how it works is essential for any pilot using this equipment. This module contains these sections:
• FMS: Entering The Route
• FMS: Checking The Route
• FMS: Coupling The FMS
• FMS: Enroute
• FMS: Descent and VNAV
• FMS: Holding
• FMS: Instrument Approaches
• FMS: Missed Approach
• FMS: Information Systems
Final Exam— The 50-question Final Exam puts your knowledge to the test, and FAA WINGS credit is provided. A passing grade validates your general understanding of VOR, GPS, RNAV, FMS, and advanced avionics and enables you to approach such equipment with knowledge and confidence.