Quite a number of you have signed up for notification of the release of the Aircraft Radio Simulator. With so much interest, I thought I would take a moment to give you an update on the Aircraft Radio Simulator’s development.
Here’s Where We Are
I have completed the automation of the simulator’s primary radio control head. The control head will allow you to set new radio frequencies as they are assigned by the simulated air traffic controller. Setting in a new frequency will trigger a new communication scenario.
When you change frequencies in the simulator, you should hear a new air traffic controller voice and new radio traffic from other simulated pilots. You will be presented with a new advisory or clearance that will challenge you to respond and communicate properly. By the way, setting an incorrect or unassigned frequency into the control head will produce the type of response you would normally get in the real world.
For example, let’s say an enroute controller tells you to switch to the next sector controller on a frequency of 125.35 and you accidentally set 125.45 in the radio control head. You might hear a response like this: “Cessna 1234 Lima, Boston Center. You’re on this frequency in error. Return to your last assigned frequency.” Or, the controller may ask you for a position report to try and determine what frequency you should be on.
I’ll Keep You Posted
There’s still quite of bit of work to do. I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, thank you for signing up and asking about progress on the simulator. Thank you also for all your suggestions and feedback. The conversation has been great.
If you haven’t signed up yet. Please do so and get in on the conversation. The people who have signed up are actually helping me create this simulator to meet their needs. You can too!