FAA IFR Instrument Rating Prep 4+

Dauntless Software

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 39 Ratings
    • $64.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Spend less time studying and more time flying! This is the FAA Instrument Rating (IFR) version of GroundSchool, our FAA knowledge (written) test preparation featuring up-to-date questions, free updates, and illustrated explanations written by a professional team of pilot examiners and instructors.

GroundSchool is fully compatible with FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) and our editorial team is working to keep it so as ACS continues to evolve.

Don't be fooled by imitators! Competing apps herein the AppStore use only the limited set of questions that the FAA publicly releases via its website - that is not enough to adequately prepare you for your test! Our GroundSchool app, on the other hand, features a much more comprehensive database (typically about 2-4 times the size of the demo FAA public one) of actual and current FAA questions that you likely can and will be asked on the actual test! This along with our detailed, professional explanations and easy to use interface are major reasons why pilots have come to trust GroundSchool.

Study actual, up-to-date FAA questions and then ACE your FAA Instrument Rating (and/or Instrument Ground/Flight Instructor) knowledge (written) test the easy way with GroundSchool FAA Knowledge Test Preparation software by Dauntless Aviation, the trusted leader in FAA written test preparation.


* Actual FAA Questions Current and Valid for Right Now. As soon as you install the software, use the 'update' feature and the software will connect to our servers, grab the latest questions, images, figures, and explanation content, and you'll be good to go.
* Detailed Explanations written by an experienced editorial team of examiner and instructor pilots.
* All Charts and Figures Included
* Several flexible study modes - fits the way you want to study!
* Compatible with all FAA "ground school" classroom-based courses

This IFR version of GroundSchool will prepare you for any or all of the following tests:

* IRA - Instrument Rating Airplane
* IFP - Instrument Rating Foreign Pilot
* IGI - Ground Instructor Instrument
* IRH - Instrument Rating Helicopter
* FII - Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane
* FIH - Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter
* AIF - Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane (added rating)
* HIF - Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter (added rating)
* Canadian Instrument Rating to USA FAA Conversion

With Dauntless Aviation's GroundSchool, you don't need to worry:

* Our material is UP TO DATE. No matter what date is listed here in regarding the 'Release date', this date refers to the program itself only. Once you get the program on your device, use the built-in update feature and it will connect to our servers and download the latest and greatest version of the test prep content and our explanations that we have available. To learn more about this, please visit our website.
* Furthermore, you are welcome to update the material as often as you like. This means that even if you don't take your test soon, when do you, GroundSchool will be ready for you. Compare this to books or DVDs (which are going out of date from the moment they are printed).
* We pride ourselves on the quality of our explanations. This is not some idle boast - our explanations are more detailed and more illustrated than that of ANY other FAA knowledge test provider, period.
* Tens of thousands of people have used our products to prepare for their FAA knowledge tests. Ours is a system that works.

Good luck on your test!

What’s New

Version 10.3.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Ready for the challenge of IFR? Thank you for making us the most trusted FAA IFR Test prep! This significant update looks better and works faster than ever before to help you learn the material and pass that test! Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, and contains up to date and regularly updated questions. As always, this app features the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. Save study sessions and share them between devices using our cloud features and share your study progress with your instructor or school through the cloud. When you get the app, make sure to immediately check for content updates using the 'updates check' main menu option to make sure you have the latest learning content. This app is 100% what you need to pass your FAA knowledge test.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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Final score 87 despite intensive study w/ the App

Scored an 87% on Helicopter Instrument exam, although I went through every module in-full 3 or more times and took multiple practice tests. They didn't have an option to submit your score through the app, like they did for the PPL app, so figured I'd post it here. Another classmate who studies rigorously too and also used Dauntless also scored 87%. On the PPL I scored 95% so I had hoped Dauntless would carry me into the 90s again for the Instrument written, but I ran into questions I hadn't seen. I really like what you guys are doing, just wish there was a way to provide feedback. -------- Old review from when I was still studying/had not yet tested: Latest update corrected the 60 question default issue on Continuous Study. And added in some other nice features. Thanks Dauntless team! Boosted it to 5 stars! Only question I had remaining now was why are some of the same questions repeated in a single study session of the exact number of questions in a module? Seems like the module count would go down if there weren't random repeats. I'm not talking about questions worded slightly differently. Just the questions that are exactly the same but included more than once.

Go Bama13 ,

Scored 90 on my Airplane Instrument today

The app has some awesome features that will really help you concentrate on your weak areas. Pick "all questions with no charts" for quick learning of IFR information, but definitely study and read the explanations. You can mark questions that need extra attention. The "stack" feature helps sort problematic questions. Reason for 4 stars.... there were about 4 questions I hadn't seen, nor read anything about on the actual test. A lot of the questions weren't verbatim, but close. The changes to the FAA test bank showed, you have to do a little more than just memorize the questions in the app. This app has approximately a 1200 question database. Hard to not recommend making a 90 today.

Andrew Harlow ,

Great Product

I was unsure about using Dauntless at first as the year prior I used Gleim for my private pilot test. However as I began to use Dauntless I understood it was a far superior product. Dauntless aids you in learning the material rather than just rope memorization. So when you go online and read that you need to buy Sheppard Air to pass the IFR test don’t believe it. I took my test back in December of 2018 and scored a 90% on it. It is nice having the portability of an app that you can use whether or not you have an internet connection. Dauntless has a system in place called question stacks that helps you master the questions you aren’t getting right, and I truly encourage the use of that feature as the night prior to my test I went through all my lowest stacks did about 300 questions and on the test the next day saw 10 questions from the bank I had done just the previous night. Overall great product and would recommend.

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