FS Academy has released its newest product named IFR Package. The product is designed exclusively for Microsoft Flight Simulator and will give virtual pilots the chance to try study-level training missions within the simulator. These packs have been produced by real airliners pilots to give you a better understanding of flying using instruments.
The product features an instrument rating course and sees you flying everything from the Cessna to the Boeing 747 as you take on a series of challenges and flights. In total, there are 12 classes to take. From understanding the basics of IFR and VOR/NDB tracking to conducting an ILS approach and a full check-ride. Each package can be accessed directly from within the bush-trip section of Microsoft Flight Simulator using the built-in aircraft.
You can buy the full package now from simMarket for €18.45 (excluding tax).
Full List of Missions
IFR 01. BASIC IFR
Practice your basic handling skills and perfect straight and level flight under IFR before progressing to more complex procedures.
IFR 02. PARTIAL PANEL
Know what to do when things go wrong. With a vacuum failure you lose your primary Heading and Attitude instruments. Learn how to perform compass turns and work around your problem so that you’re ready for anything.
IFR 03. VOR/NDB TRACKING – ANALOG
Get to grips with the fundamentals of IFR flight by discovering how to operate and understand the ADF, OBS, VORs and NDBs with a conventional set of instruments.
IFR 04. VOR/NDB TRACKING – GLASS COCKPIT
See how Glass Cockpit technology has brought great advances to IFR flight, even in light aircraft. Learn the differences to become prepared for modern avionics.
IFR 05. HOLDING PATTERNS
Learn and demonstrate the 3 types of Hold Entry and how to account for wind drift once in the holding pattern.
IFR 06. VOR APPROACH
Learn how to perform a manually flown VOR approach by referring to your approach chart and be guided by the instruments alone.
IFR 07. NDB APPROACH
Advance from VOR approaches to the less precise NDB approach, where you must come in to land as the daylight returns with only basic ADF equipment and your approach chart.
IFR 08. ILS APPROACH
Most IFR flights terminate with an ILS approach. Learn how to perform this crucial procedure.
IFR 09. DEPARTURES
Now you know how to arrive on instruments, it’s time to learn how to depart by following a Standard Instrument Departure (SID.)
IFR 10. ENROUTE NAVIGATION
IFR flight is all about getting you where you want to go. Step up to the twin engine DA62 and perform a multi-leg enroute navigation exercise.
IFR 11. CIRCLING
Learn how to perform a Circling Approach to a runway not served by an IFR arrival.
IFR 12. IR CHECKRIDE
Once you are confident with your skills, take you IR Checkride and fly a full flight profile with your examiner.
A crucial skill for any professional pilot, it’s time to up your game with FS Academy – IFR.