VFR English | The power of communication

Have you ever felt ashamed when pressing the radio button in your aircraft and the right words did not come to your mind?
Did you ever get into a misunderstanding with other aircraft or ATC?

Imagine that you can be a professional pilot

with skills only a few in the skies have:

You formulate short and meaningful sentences and use the frequency just optimally

You sound like an experienced aviator
Your mind is in the state of flow – thinking ahead and making the right decision each time

You handle unexpected situations with the shortest possible delay

Having no experience…

We, as PPL instructors, hear a shocking amount of terrible nonsense on the radio. This not only introduces threats to flight safety, but one can also hear and literally feel the embarrassment of the least experienced pilots talking on the frequency. 

While it is acceptable for beginners to make mistakes and be somewhat unconfident in radiotelephony, with time pilots must become professional in this area of aviation.

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Being an expert…

On the other hand, of course, we also hear correct aviation talk and it’s a pleasure to listen to it.
Those pilots who talk like this give a professional and loosen-up feel.

Now, you can be one of them! How exactly?

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The 3 things between the two stages…

Only tons of practicing would lead you to become an excellent communicator.

But that’s what you want, right?

There are exactly 3 keys to your success: practice, practice and practice. There is no other way around.

You could do many training flights, land at different airports and experience challenging situations and this may last years. Additionally, this experience costs several thousands of Euros.

Well, with us this will cost you fractions of that!

VFR English offers you the chance to quicken your pace and get top-notch knowledge in the most efficient way!

 

With us, you will:

Gain confidence

Overcome the fear of pressing the transmit button and talk on the radio in English. Be a confident and organized communicator – never be embarrassed again. Do not overthink – speak from muscle memory. Be more confident on your ICAO exam.

Real-time practice

Challenge yourself in real-time, realistic traffic scenarios in a simulated environment. Prepare on your own pace on our e-learning platform – be challenged in real time in the web-based simulator.

Cost effective

Get in situations you will encounter in real flying – master them with much lower cost compared to flying the actual aircraft.

Pro communication style

Stand out from the pilot crowd with a professional and precise communication style.

Personalized

Receive personalized feedback and learning content.

Testimonials

What others have to say about our courses.

“Almost the same experience like in the real show.”

“I highly recommend this course for those who needs some more confidence and understanding in VFR communication in english. The simulator and the instructors creating you almost the same experience like in the real show. You get to learn everything you need in a very fun environment. I am very grateful to be one of the first ones participated in the learning course. Thank you! Don’t study hard, study smart!”

Bettina

Cabin crew at Emirates

“I felt like I was flying in real”

“During the simulator session I felt like I was flying in real. All the radio transmissions sounded the same as in the real airspaces. My radio confidence improved a lot.And moreover it was fun. Thanx guys!”

Szabolcs

PPL Pilot

“Gave me such a confidence boost”

“The course, it gave me such a confidence boost, that I’m talking with the FIC in English ever since. My flight instructor is pleased with my comms as well, so I went for the ICAO test (still waiting for the results though). Regarding the VFR English, the whole team is just awesome. Never thought a course can be this fun and educative at the same time. Highly recommended! (Y)”

Thomas

(Received an ICAO Level 5)

You will have a lot of fun and talk confidently in the air.

Moreover, you will get:

1 year access to Geo FS in HD resolution, the world leader simulation platform which runs in your browser.

A lot of written material to keep your knowledge up-to-date and all necessary information handy.

New pilot friends from around the world, who’s got the same circle of interest as you have.

Choose the course that suits you best

Prices don’t include VAT.
VAT will be added when you select your country of residence on the checkout page.

Basic

courses

The Basic course offers a good introduction to the English radiotelephony world. You will receive a theory lesson with our instructors, a very realistic simulator practice at a beautiful location and a whole year of access to Geo FS with HD resolution. You can practice your VFR flights and have fun all over the world.

Choose the course where the module dates are suitable for you.

Optimum

courses

This package offers everything you will need to become fluent on the radio. Additional to the one-year access to Geo FS with HD resolution, you will learn from and consult the course instructors in 2 theory lessons and will fly 8 hours + in uncontrolled and controlled environments. Moreover, you will be challenged with emergency situations and a flight to a neighboring country as well.

Choose the course where the module dates are suitable for you.

  • Optimum – 2021 August

    225
    Module 1: 2021.08.04. | 18:00-20:00 CET
    Module 2: 2021.08.06. | 18:00-20:00 CET
    Module 3: 2021.08.11. | 18:00-20:00 CET
    Module 4: 2021.08.13. | 18:00-20:00 CET
    Module 5: 2021.08.18. | 18:00-20:00 CET
    Module 6: 2021.08.21. | 18:00-20:00 CET
  • Optimum – 2021 September

    225
    Module 1: 2021.09.01 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 2: 2021.09.04 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Module 3: 2021.09.08 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 4: 2021.09.11 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Module 5: 2021.09.15 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 6: 2021.09.18 | 16:00-18:00 CET
  • Optimum – 2021 October

    225
    Module 1: 2021.10.06 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 2: 2021.10.09 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Module 3: 2021.10.13 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 4: 2021.10.16 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Module 5: 2021.10.20 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 6: 2021.10.23 | 16:00-18:00 CET
  • Optimum – 2021 November

    225
    Module 1: 2021.11.03 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 2: 2021.11.06 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Module 3: 2021.11.10 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 4: 2021.11.13 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Module 5: 2021.11.17 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 6: 2021.11.20 | 16:00-18:00 CET

Pro

courses

Everything included in the Optimum package plus our VIP offering: you will receive a pro simulator headset for perfect radiotelephony experience, an extra 6 hours + of private lessons including simulator flying and ICAO exam preparation.

  • Pro – 2021 September

    495
    Module 1: 2021.09.01 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 2: 2021.09.04 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Module 3: 2021.09.08 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 4: 2021.09.11 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Module 5: 2021.09.15 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 6: 2021.09.18 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Private lessons: TBD
    ICAO exam prep.: TBD
  • Pro – 2021 October

    495
    Module 1: 2021.10.06 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 2: 2021.10.09 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Module 3: 2021.10.13 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 4: 2021.10.16 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Module 5: 2021.10.20 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 6: 2021.10.23 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Private lessons: TBD
    ICAO exam prep.: TBD
  • Pro – 2021 November

    495
    Module 1: 2021.11.03 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 2: 2021.11.06 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Module 3: 2021.11.10 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 4: 2021.11.13 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Module 5: 2021.11.17 | 17:00-19:00 CET
    Module 6: 2021.11.20 | 16:00-18:00 CET
    Private lessons: TBD
    ICAO exam prep.: TBD

FAQ

You will get the answers to the most frequently asked questions from who are interested. In case you still have questions left unanswered, feel free to drop us a line on our contact page.

How does the course work?

All packages – including the Basic, Optimum and Pro – contain interactive theory and simulator sessions. We strongly believe that radiotelephony fluency comes from practice, and the more fun you have the faster you learn. This is exactly what we offer to you. See the “How it works section” for details.

For whom is the course recommended?

For everyone who wants to fly in uncontrolled and controlled airspace in VFR (the IFR English course is already on the way though).

Does this course help me prepare for the ICAO English Language Proficiency exam?

Absolutely. Most ICAO ELP exams require you to solve situational problems with simulated radio contact with the examiner. After this course, you will be a confident communicator in the air and during your exam, too.

What age groups do you support?

We recommend the course from 16 to 99 🙂 Every age group is welcome. 

Only licensed pilots should take the course?

No, every aviation enthusiast can join us when taking the course seriously and in a professional manner. Most simulator tasks require preparation before each session – learning content is provided.

What if I get stuck in a lesson/session?

We are always at your help in every session – we will make sure that your experience will be smooth and you receive an optimal amount of workload. Should you feel overwhelmed, no worries – we will find a way to bring you forward.

What kinds of resource materials do I receive in addition to the practice sessions?

Our VFR English booklet sums up the topic quite well for every scenario you will come across while flying. For each local or cross-country flight a task description with hints is provided as well.

Which aircraft type is being used in the course?

Geo FS offers various types of aircraft to fly (you can test them when playing around with the simulator), but we will stick to the good old Cessna 172 for the training.

Can I fly the training sessions without a joystick?

Yes you can. The simulator can be controlled by the mouse / trackpad, the keyboard and there is the sweet autopilot which comes very handy when flying on the traffic circuit and on cross-country flights.

In which time zones are you providing the course?

We start operating in the CET time zone but as demand increases, we will be offering courses in multiple time zones around the world at our students’ convenience. Feel free to contact us anytime!

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