March 2000 Issue


Comm 1 offers computer-based radio skills training while Flight Explorer gives a spy-in-the-sky glimpse of the ATC system.


For those of us who trained at non-towered fields, getting instrument procedures down was a snap compared to communications issues.

“Whadhesay?” was second only in frequency to “You want me to what?” A variety of audio products over the years have attempted to address this problem with largely underwhelming results. Enter Comm1 Radio Simulator a CD-ROM-based product available in both VFR and IFR versions. For this review, we checked out the latter. With more than nine hours of training scenarios, the pilot working on the rating or looking for a comprehensive brush up should find just about everything he needs to develop a good ATC ear.

Comm1 starts out with comprehen...

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