The PlaneEnglish Aviation Radio Simulator (ARSim) is an interactive aviation radio simulator created to enable pilots to learn and master aviation radio communication and gain the confidence to overcome the fear and trepidation of talking to Air Traffic Control.

Instantaneous feedback through voice recognition and speech analysis guides new pilots through realistic scenarios toward proficiency in aviation phraseology and communication.

Users can access more than 300 airports and step through over 200 lessons of interactions with air traffic control for all phases of VFR and IFR flight and follow the built-in training curriculum to master this critical aviation skill.

Guided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) phraseology, standards, and radiotelephony procedures the current version of the simulator focuses on the FAA phraseology standards. Upcoming improvements will enable users to switch between ICAO and FAA standards.

New pilots can gain critical safety skills in an accessible and effective way and build critical muscle memory thereby expanding the learning opportunities...beyond the classroom and outside of the cockpit.

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What’s New

Version 1.3.12

Addresses audio issue

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

123 is easy as abc ,

GOOD but not GREAT

Look this app is a great tool I wish I had while learning private/instrument coms. The problem is, some things you do not read back to atc in flight are required to read back here which could give the impression to new pilots that you have to read back every piece of detail to atc.

An example of this is “hold short 28L landing traffic” you generally don’t say “landing traffic” back to ATC. Another example is when contacting departure, generally you don’t say “contact PHX departure” you would say “ over to departure, good day”

Overall this app is great for new pilots which is why I rated it 4/5 stars, but you should not just rely on the app for your atc communications. Once you become more familiar with talking on the radio with atc, you will begin to use your own phraseology to shorten what you have to say without compromising the message. But in general good app!

98761735 ,

Must Have for Student Pilots

This app is so so so helpful with practicing your radio calls. I used to get so nervous about messing up or saying something silly to tower or on CTAF. It provides great practice for keeping all the numbers and instructions straight in your head without the fear of embarrassment/ judgment from ATC or other pilots! It’s great for when your bored laying in bed, preparing for a check-ride, or you can elevate your chair flying with this extra level of immersion. Either way, you won’t regret it.

It is a little pricey for what it is.. but then again what isn’t in aviation? It’s a monthly payment but I think it’s worth every penny, since you’re able to practice radio calls anywhere, anytime and not while you’re paying over $175/hr for your flight training! Plus you can just use it until you get comfortable and proficient! Definitely recommend it to anyone at any level of flight training!

BRONCOS ( my callsign ) ,

Amazing app worth every single penny!

I am a student pilot who has a fear of messing up a transmission on the radio in front of way more experienced pilots. This app has helped me already in the 24 hours I’ve had it to gain confidence and to learn and receive feedback to perfect my ATC read back skills. I’ve already purchased a subscription and am enjoying the app a TON! If you or anyone you know is struggling over radio or wants to get a head start before taking comms for the first time I highly suggest to try out this app. This app is perfect for anyone wherever they may be in their aviation path as it helps keep your skills sharp. In the end, this purchase was money well spent and I now can’t wait to get up in the air and start doing some talking with the knowledge and confidence this app has given me! Thank you to the staff and developers for making such an amazing tool for all pilots!

Asher Z

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The developer, PlaneEnglish, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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