IP Trainer IFR 7 Simulator
The only simulator designed to turn instrument students into instruments pilots. IP Trainer is the only IFR simulator with a foundation of artifical intelligence in the form of a virtual instrument flight instructor (CFII), the only interactive courseware designed exclusively for instrument students, and the only program that can compare its knowledge of the Instrument Practical Test Standards against a student's real-time flight simulation performance. Most importantly, while you're using IP Trainer to build a solid foundation of instrument skills, you'll also be saving money. IP Trainer users consistently attain their Instrument Rating with less dual time and with less expense than students who rely on traditional methods alone, saving an average of $1,000 in their total training costs for the rating. With a built-in CFII, spoken ATC guidance, the comprehensive Instrument Flying textbook, and a full complement of IFR lessons, IP Trainer is the single best way to bring instrument training home.
Your CFII provides voice guidance and direction throughout your training, and can demonstrate each of the lessons while you observe, stop you if you make a mistake, explain what you need to do, back you up for a second try, and rate your flying against the FAA Practical Test Standards on every one of 133 different lessons.
Using the building block technique, the program begins with basic attitude flying, navigation, instrument approaches, and enroute procedures, and concludes with a complete IFR checkride - all the FAA Instrument Practical Test Standard tasks are covered. Each lesson begins with a briefing, and includes page reference to The Pilot's Manual Instrument Flying textbook, which ships with the program for an integrated ground and flight training program. You can also leave the lesson environment, and use the Free Flight mode and IP Trainer's realistic Cessna 172 to practice what you've learned - the entire U.S. database is included.
Throughout the lessons, the IP Trainer CFII gives you a detailed report of each lesson, comparing your performance agains the Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards. Detailed maps show your overhead and vertical flight paths, giving you a chance to reinforce the instructor's remarks with a visual reference.