PlaneEnglish 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 90 airports and step through over 130 lessons of interactions with air traffic control for all phases of VFR and IFR flight.

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 1.2.9

- Resolves issues with some airports and lessons

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

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!

Ninja P. ,

Great App (Just some Suggestions)

I must say this is a great app and I have learned so much in the past 5 hours of using it. I now know so much vocabulary and how to use it in the real situation. I like how the ATC will also respond to you as well so it like real life. I do have some suggestions though. I feel like for the scenarios, they should be gone through fully until takeoff happens. This is just so your used to getting that whole sequence of events done. Obviously they are gone through in other scenarios but why make it two different scenarios and make you pay for the other one while one is free? I feel like there should be a bit more free things. The app is amazing though and I have learned so much. I hope to come back soon and edit this review so it can be more detailed then 5 hours :)

idunnowhatnametopick ,

Good, but could be better

It’s an interesting idea. And definitely one of the things I’ve seen a lot of my students struggle with, not to mention myself have problems with is radio interaction and conversations using correct ATC phraseology. Here’s the problem: The communications that this app demands of the user there’s almost no resemblance to what goes on during real world ATC interactions. Yes you got the order and sequence of these things right, but the app punishes you for things you would say in the real world. Eg reporting having ATIS info D in a clearance the app wants you to spell out “with Information Delta”. In the real world you’re just going to simply say “with Delta” and the controller knows exactly what you’re talking about. The more complex Clearance practice is almost useless without available taxi charts, departure procedures, STARs, etc. readily available and reviewed prior to commenting the flight. All in all it’s a neat idea, but it’s still an embryonic stage and needs a lot of improvement.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking time to review the app and providing the feedback. We're always looking for places to improve, and your feedback is valued! Thanks again!


PlaneEnglish LLC
135.8 MB

Requires iOS 12.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. VFR Monthly $9.99
  2. VFR+IFR Monthly $15.99
  3. VFR 6 Months $39.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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