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$1,811
pledged of $67,000pledged of $67,000 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, February 2 2019 4:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Are you a pilot? Are you studying to become one?

Have you had one of those awkward moments when you feel ready to talk to air traffic control (ATC), you've rehearsed in your head what you'll say, then you click the transmit button on the yoke....but no words come out of your mouth? 

Or you have been listening to ATC give you your clearance, have even taken notes, then when you are ready for the readback....blank!

We've created PlaneEnglish, the aviation radio simulator to allow new pilots to acquire and master radio communication skills. We have developed the Android version and want your help to develop the iOS version and make it available to many more pilots.

Radio communication is critical but overlooked...

For a new pilot learning to fly, talking on the radio is more stressful than actually flying the airplane. Aviation phraseology (expressions used by pilots and air traffic controllers to communicate) is almost like a foreign language and the amount and speed of information exchange while flying adds to the challenge of flying.  

Current student pilots learn radio communication in the classroom (by reading about it or listening to other pilots do it), practice it with other classmates, and are expected to keep practicing it while flying, or while learning to fly, which is about 2-4 times on a single flight. This is both ineffective and expensive.

What we're doing...

We want to provide student pilots with the means to learn and practice radio communication outside of the cockpit, in a realistic environment, with constructive feedback, and be radio proficient as soon as they get in the cockpit. 

PlaneEnglish reduces ground training time (2-4 hours for civilian student pilots), provides more training opportunities without flying, increases communication proficiency by exposing students to realistic ATC instructions and clearances, real scenarios they may encounter while flying, and accelerates and improves live flying training.

Why we need your support...

We want to make PlaneEnglish the standard in aviation radio communication training and give new pilots the means to learn and practice this critical safety skill.

We have developed the Android version of the simulator and want to develop the iOS version to be able to reach more pilots. Check out a demo on the PlaneEnglish website: www.PlaneEnglish.net

Select screens from PlaneEnglish lessons
Select screens from PlaneEnglish lessons

Risks and challenges

We have already developed the Android version, which is available for purchase or as a free trial on Google Play. This effort is to clone the existing simulator into iOS, so we see no development risk. We have a development partner and will complete the project 2-4 months after funding is available.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    PlaneEnglish key chain: remove-bf-flight

    Get a remove-before-flight style keychain with our PlaneEnglish logo!

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    1 month PlaneEnglish iOS subscription

    1. Get a 1 month subscription of the iOS version of PlaneEnglish through a download on iTunes;
    2. Receive a remove-before-flight style keychain with our PlaneEnglish logo;
    3.Get a sneak peak at PlaneEnglish iOS by being part of the testing cohort before the launch of iOS.

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    Pledge US$ 60 or more About US$ 60

    3 month PlaneEnglish iOS subscription

    1. Get a 3 month subscription of the iOS version of PlaneEnglish through a download on iTunes;
    2. Choose one airport (in the USA) to be included in the PlaneEnglish database;
    3. Receive a remove-before-flight style keychain with our PlaneEnglish logo;
    4.Get a sneak peak at PlaneEnglish iOS by being part of the testing cohort before the launch of iOS.

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    Pledge US$ 95 or more About US$ 95

    6 month PlaneEnglish iOS subscription

    1. Get a 6 month subscription of the iOS version of PlaneEnglish through a download on iTunes;
    2. Choose one airport (in the USA) to be included in the PlaneEnglish database;
    3. Receive a remove-before-flight style keychain with our PlaneEnglish logo;
    4.Get a sneak peak at PlaneEnglish iOS by being part of the testing cohort before the launch of iOS.

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    Pledge US$ 145 or more About US$ 145

    12 month PlaneEnglish iOS subscription

    1. Get a 12 month subscription of the iOS version of PlaneEnglish through a download on iTunes;
    2. Choose one airport (in the USA) to be included in the PlaneEnglish database;
    3. Receive a remove-before-flight style keychain with our PlaneEnglish logo;
    4.Get a sneak peak at PlaneEnglish iOS by being part of the testing cohort before the launch of iOS.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    12 month & 10 licences of PlaneEnglish

    1. Get 12 month subscription for 10 licenses (10 individuals) of the iOS version of PlaneEnglish through a download on iTunes;
    2. Choose five (5) airports (in the USA) to be included in the PlaneEnglish database;
    3.Get a sneak peak at PlaneEnglish iOS by being part of the testing cohort before the launch of iOS.

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