Virtual*Airport - by Rob Manion

Virtual*Airport is a CD-ROM based software product conveying the airport environment as a fully animated, 3-Dimensional, professionally narrated learning instrument.

Removing the mystery of airport signs, markings and lighting... the environment that we fly in to.  Our Virtual*Airport software was developed by a veteran FAA Certified Ground Instructor, and Commercial Pilot, and  is currently in use in FAA Part-141 Ground Schools and Professional Aviation Training facilities.

 Virtual*Airport covers the following:

  • The 3 types of Runways

  • Runway Signs

  • Runway Markings

  • Runway Lighting

  • Parallel Runways

  • Runway Designators and Magnetic Variation

  • Runway Intersections

  • Displaced and Relocated Thresholds

  • Blast-pads and Demarcations

  • Markings and Sign Colors

  • Movement/Non-Movement

  • Ground and Local Control Procedures

  • Communications Protocols

  • Control of Airport Lighting

  • Navigating on the Ground

  • Approach Lighting

  • Night Operation Courtesy

  • Airport Layouts and Diagrams

  • VFR and ILS Hold Positions

  • Runway Incursions and Examples

  • Land and Hold Short Operations

  • Access Road Intersections

  • VASI, PAPI, Tri-Color Slope Indicators

  • PIC Responsibility & Regulations

  • Airport Environment Publications

  • Taxiway Lighting

  • Taxiway Signs and Markings

  • Taxi Regulations

  • Taxiway Intersections

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* Nearly 1 full hour of 3-dimensional animated video *

 

Click Here to watch the "About Virtual*Airport" video

(11 Megabytes)

 

Click Here to watch a SAMPLE VIDEO COLLECTION of "Virtual*Airport"

(17.3 Megabytes)

(Sample Video is 1 minute 37 seconds)

(Note: the quality and size of this sample have been reduced for bandwidth purposes)

 

Click Here to view the user interface

 

Displaced Threshold

Clearing the Active Runway

ILS Critical Boundary Hold Position

Runway/Taxiway Signs

Runway Designations

Demarcation Bar

End of Runway Lights

Stop Bar Lights

Runway Lead-On Lights

Runway Hold Position

Taxiway Hold Lighting

Taxiway Lights and Markings

Elevated Wig-Wag Lights

Night Operations

Visual Slope Indicator Lights

 

The images above are reduced size sample snapshots of Virtual*Airport, a fully animated tutorial, providing unrivalled professionally narrated (by Brent Bissell), 3-dimensional solid-model digitally rendered animated fly-through videos allowing you to actually "see" what the airport environment looks like and what it all means.  This gives you a dynamic "look" at runway and taxiway markings, signs and lights. 

 

Never before has there been any software that helps the pilot truly understand everything there is to know about the environment they fly into, reducing "Incursions" and mistakes. Designed for Windows® 98, NT4, 2000 and XP, using Microsoft's Media Player 9.  Available now at Sporty's Pilot Shop!

 

Virtual*Airport - Topics Covered...

  • The 3 types of Runways
  • Runway Signs
  • Runway Markings
  • Runway Lighting
  • Parallel Runways
  • Runway Designators and Magnetic Variation
  • Runway Intersections
  • Displaced and Relocated Thresholds
  • Blast-pads and Demarcations
  • Markings and Sign Colors
  • Movement/Non-Movement
  • Ground and Local Control Procedures
  • Communications Protocols
  • Taxiway Signs and Markings
  • Taxiway Lighting
  • Taxi Regulations
  • Taxiway Intersections
  • Navigating on the Ground
  • Approach Lighting
  • Control of Airport Lighting
  • Night Operation Courtesy
  • Airport Layouts and Diagrams
  • VFR and ILS Hold Positions
  • Runway Incursions and Examples
  • Land and Hold Short Operations
  • Access Road Intersections
  • VASI, PAPI, Tri-Color Slope Indicators
  • PIC Responsibility & Regulations
  • Airport Environment Publications

Reviewer’s Feedback

  Once again, Fly Anything Inc. and Sporty’s has created a gem of a training tool for the beginning pilot. Virtual Airport puts the student into the cockpit as it presents the environment on and around typical airports, both during daylight and at night. The graphics and animation are smooth and crystal clear three-dimensional renderings as real as you'll see out the windshield of your own aircraft. The narration effortlessly explains the details in the most concise possible language. A terrific - and very affordable -investment.

    - Instructor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) – FAA Air Traffic Control Training Facility

  ... the graphics are great. The program helps me to understand and learn the markings, signs, and lighting when I see the visual lights and moving plane that looks just like it will when I'm in a plane.

    - Engineer & Student Pilot

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