Getting Around On The Ground is an interactive guide and simulator to safe airport ground operations.
All pilots can agree on one fact: It's easy to become disoriented, overloaded, or misunderstand communications when operating on the ground. Yet ground operations are one of the most critical phases of any flight. The fact is, runway and airport safety is getting worse and the number of runway incursions and other ground incidents is rising.
Getting Around On The Ground is an interactive, multimedia tool available that teaches the types of airport markings, signage, and lighting. It also goes beyond simple knowledge by outlining hazards, safety tips, and procedures that will help keep you aware, knowledgeable, and safe on the ground.
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!
Qualify for FAA WINGS credit! By completing all the content and taking the Final Exam, you can qualify to obtain credit for the FAA WINGS program. The WINGS program is a continuing education program for pilots, sponsored by the FAA. You'll not only learn to be a safer pilot on the airport surface, you'll also be able to prove your commitment to flight safety with your WINGS account.As an overview, Getting Around On The Ground provides:
The main topics include:
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.
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