FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
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  • FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
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  • FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
  • FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
  • FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
  • FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
  • FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
  • FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
  • FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
  • FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
  • FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
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Instrument flight training missions return, better than ever, with FS Academy - IFR for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

IFR is an all-new, study-level package to take your skills to the next level.

 Produced by a real airline captain, IFR gives you the knowledge and skills to fly like the professionals to get you home on those dark and rainy nights.

Mirroring a real Instrument Rating course, IFR is an authentic training experience applicable to everything from a Cessna to a 747, covering both analog 'steam' gauges and modern glass cockpits. You’ll begin in the conventionally equipped Cessna 152 before moving forwards to the glass cockpit Cessna 172 and multi-engine Diamond DA62.

 Use real techniques and Jeppesen charts to fly complex true to life procedures with your instructor guiding you every step of the way through a series of 12 authentic missions covering all you need to know, culminating in taking your virtual Instrument Rating Checkride with your examiner.

​The skills you will learn are transferable to practically any aircraft, from a Cessna 152 to a 747 and everything in between.

​Accompanied by a comprehensive ground school, begin with the basics of IFR flight before moving through the course and taking your virtual Instrument Rating check ride.​

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.

 
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REVIEWS
\"Really worth the money... A big thumbs up.\"
\"Seriously impressive... Something that is dearly missing in MSFS... Once again we were impressed by how well FS Academy put this package together\"
IFR Flight is a difficult subject to grasp, but fortunately Flight Academy have released some training missions for Microsoft Flight Simulator... I usually fly VFR, but that might be about to change...\"
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Ø from 14 Customer Reviews
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Valentin
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-02 10:05:44
As a beginner I would not recommend this in the current state, I don't know why everyone is giving it 5 stars here.

It does have a lot of useful information but the pace is really fast sometimes, with no subtitles and no way to read back or repeat the instructions,
e.g. "push button one, it's on the left side, then go right turn that knob, go bottom push this and this, after that you should see this frequency, go turn to bearing X, turn the knob on the right to that value and you should be good to go" - and I'm like "Hold tf down, I'm still trying to find the first button!", and by the time I find it, I already forgot the rest of the instructions and have to restart the whole lesson.

Another issue, there are no corrective indications if you misunderstood the instructions and went to Narnia, e.g. I had an instruction to go to 030 and by mistake started flying towards 300, and kept flying for 10-15mins until I started to suspect something is really wrong, with no indication that I was doing something incorrect.
Again, had to restart the whole lesson to fix it. The only corrections I've seen were those regarding the altitude.

The content is good, but the delivery can be greatly improved, it can be a bit frustrating at times.
Michael
*Verified Product User*
2020-12-22 17:51:31
First few lessons great, ils one not so good, enroute nav, cannot understand your outbound radial from the mayfield vor on video and looks like 235 on the written but doesn't work after 3 trys. Will go over them again maybe but I also don't like the no pause in the lessons and you state should tune nav stations but hey are already tuned. ???? Also, no rnav approach lesson.
vor/ndb kind of confusing first and second try.
I will recommend these lessons with the caveat "you probably will have to do them several times to understand them even with the videos and the written.
might be better if manual was written better and maybe at the end suggest some flights/airports etc to practice what one learns.
I am a very rusty ifr pilot from th e60's and wanted to brush up and I think this would work for that if I did the lessons a great many times. A lot of my difficult could be me, too bad I like msfs 2020 so much.
Sorry, wanted to give a better review.
Michael
*Verified Product User*
2020-12-07 21:04:51
So far I am getting a lot out of it. I am instrument rated from the 80's, The first few lessons are definitely reminiscent of the training I received.
Excellent training thru lesson 4, more later.
Only problem I had was with the 152 and vac. pump failure, the glare made the magnetic compass un readable.
Also, at first had to change some settings to hear the narration.
JEREMY
*Verified Product User*
2020-12-03 17:36:19
This is an exceptional product that will teach you both theory and practice of IFR flight. It is accompanied with high quality flying lessons with accompanying voice-over and the manual is great at breaking down the theory part. I HIGHLY recommend anyone interested in aviation to get this and work through the course after completing MSFS' basic training tutorials. This is an extension of it. The developer is excellent, responsive, and committed. I can't say anything negative about FS Academy - keep up the great work!
Jonathan
*Verified Product User*
2020-11-15 02:57:22
Just completed the first three missions and it really is informative and engaging. Only complaint is that there is no way with the 152 to open up a map and locate these VORs and NDBs. I can see beginners getting caught up here. Looking forward to completing the rest soon in the glass cockpits.
Peter
*Verified Product User*
2020-11-10 21:40:40
The first flightsim 'course' I've really enjoyed and completed. I knew the basics, but the course filled in all the gaps and I now have a much better understanding of how to fully read charts and use the instruments. For the cost of an airport, this is a better investment!
Richard
*Verified Product User*
2020-11-10 20:16:16
About to start my IMC rating. This is really helpful as is the accompanying booklet...a mini groundschool. Thanks.
Jeffrey
*Verified Product User*
2020-11-01 23:18:48
I have been (very) casually flight simming on and off for 10-15 years, have no real-world flight experience but was drawn into simming by the Rod Machado FS 2002-X lessons. FS Academy offers similarly-stylized lessons, something sorely missing in FS 2020, which caused me to buy the first add-on I've ever purchased.

I'm about halfway through the training series and have been quite impressed so far. This type of training requires detailed, exacting instructions especially in a sim where there is not the opportunity to ask a follow-up question to the instructor. The instructor is quite clear and I was never left feeling confused about what I should be doing. Especially nice is when the instructor anticipates confusion (something like "I will notify you when to turn after one minute"). There are also nice little features such as an ATC voice that clears you to land and take off, and the "IFR Manual" is a nice supplement to the training.

A few areas of constructive criticism from what I've encountered so far, but these are relatively small things. A few of the lessons throw a lot of dialogue at you in the beginning while you are getting your bearings in mid-air (in wind with gusts). If you could pause the simulation, that may be ok, but due to the current limitations of FS 2020, use of the pause feature is not recommended. Perhaps space out some of the dialogue to allow the player to catch up. Also a few of the lessons have you demonstrate the maneuver without really having the player engage in the decision-making. For example, the holding-pattern lesson has you go through the motions of the three types of holding patterns but never has you apply that knowledge (eg. "here is a random direction you are intercepting the VOR, choose the correct traffic pattern and fly it. Ok here is your feedback."

Hope this was helpful to developer/prospective buyers. Very good product overall!
Andrew
*Verified Product User*
2020-10-31 20:07:55
What an amazing course - exactly what I've been looking for to learn IFR navigation as a completely new flight simulator player. Great integration with MSFS and just wonderful content. I bought it before there were any reviews here, but I'm glad I took the risk! Worth the cost easily.
Etienne
*Verified Product User*
2020-10-31 00:01:57
Reall great content, more efficient than tutorials on Youtube & ci (even if they help a lot to understand things !) I highly recommand it if you want to learn IFR / VOR etc ...
JamesNP96
*Verified Product User*
2020-10-29 15:15:22
Really nicely done! Departing Shoreham and flying over my home town of Seaford Felt like my flying lessons again, with clear audio guidance on what to do, feel I have picked a lot up from the way the lessons were taught.

Was a little hesitant in purchasing as I cant do the default MSFS lessons now I have remapped my view keys, so I cant move past step one where they tell me to press a certain key to look to the left. I was worried this would be the same, but it was just how I hoped it would be and was much more concentrated on how to fly the procedures and not how to fly them in this sim.

One thing that would be nice is if you could pop up the charts in the sim. I don't have Navigraph but was able to find the Manchester chart online to have on my iPad next to me so I didn't have to keep switching between windows, but with the Southampton charts I couldn't find online so I had to take a photo on my phone of the one provided. However that's me just nit picking as all headings and altitudes etc were all clearly read out before you did them.

I look forward to seeing what other training addons they make and wouldn't hesitate to purchase.
Easy 5 stars.
Jonathan
*Verified Product User*
2020-10-29 10:48:22
Not one for taking the bait usually with adverts but this is a must have for those that wish to do thinks correctly. This so far has joined the dots for me and my fragmented self taught knowledge.
You really do feel you are having a real lesson whilst in the cockpit.

Well done the team that has produced this great addon.
Patrick
*Verified Product User*
2020-10-26 16:35:20
After an initial installation mistake on my part--cleared up by the developer, who replied to my email in about TEN MINUTES--I am absolutely loving this addon. I've flown the first lesson, basic instrument maneuvers, twice. It is difficult but doable, exactly as it should be. Gives you a real sense of accomplishment to get it right. Can't wait to move on to the next lesson.
Alain
*Verified Product User*
2020-10-24 17:53:51
Really well done! Audio guide on top of that is a perfect addition! (Just a minor point towards Microsoft is that it would me nice to have a separate section for add-ons instead of having them in the bush trips!)

Great job with this learning companion
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Customer Reviews
FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
Valentin
As a beginner I would not recommend this in the current state, I don't know why everyone is giving it 5 stars here. It does have a lot of useful information but the pace is really fast sometimes, with no subtitles and no way to read back or repeat the instructions, e.g. "push button one, it's on the left side, then go right turn that knob, go bottom push this and this, after that you should see this frequency, go turn to bearing X, turn the knob on the right to that value and you should be good to go" - and I'm like "Hold tf down, I'm still trying to find the first button!", and by the time I find it, I already forgot the rest of the instructions and have to restart the whole lesson. Anot-
her issue, there are no corrective indications if you misunderstood the instructions and went to Narnia, e.g. I had an instruction to go to 030 and by mistake started flying towards 300, and kept flying for 10-15mins until I started to suspect something is really wrong, with no indication that I was doing something incorrect. Again, had to restart the whole lesson to fix it. The only corrections I've seen were those regarding the altitude. Th-
e content is good, but the delivery can be greatly improved, it can be a bit frustrating at times.
FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
Michael
First few lessons great, ils one not so good, enroute nav, cannot understand your outbound radial from the mayfield vor on video and looks like 235 on the written but doesn't work after 3 trys. Will go over them again maybe but I also don't like the no pause in the lessons and you state should tune nav stations but hey are already tuned. ???? Also, no rnav approach lesson. vor/ndb kind of confusing first and second try. I will recommend these lessons with the caveat "you probably will have to do them several times to understand them even with the videos and the written. might be better if manual was written better and maybe at the end suggest some flights/airport-
s etc to practice what one learns. I am a very rusty ifr pilot from th e60's and wanted to brush up and I think this would work for that if I did the lessons a great many times. A lot of my difficult could be me, too bad I like msfs 2020 so much. Sorry, wanted to give a better review.
FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
Michael
So far I am getting a lot out of it. I am instrument rated from the 80's, The first few lessons are definitely reminiscent of the training I received. Excellent training thru lesson 4, more later. Only problem I had was with the 152 and vac. pump failure, the glare made the magnetic compass un readable. Also, at first had to change some settings to hear the narration.
FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
JEREMY
This is an exceptional product that will teach you both theory and practice of IFR flight. It is accompanied with high quality flying lessons with accompanying voice-over and the manual is great at breaking down the theory part. I HIGHLY recommend anyone interested in aviation to get this and work through the course after completing MSFS' basic training tutorials. This is an extension of it. The developer is excellent, responsive, and committed. I can't say anything negative about FS Academy - keep up the great work!
FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
Jonathan
Just completed the first three missions and it really is informative and engaging. Only complaint is that there is no way with the 152 to open up a map and locate these VORs and NDBs. I can see beginners getting caught up here. Looking forward to completing the rest soon in the glass cockpits.
FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
Peter
The first flightsim 'course' I've really enjoyed and completed. I knew the basics, but the course filled in all the gaps and I now have a much better understanding of how to fully read charts and use the instruments. For the cost of an airport, this is a better investment!
FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
Richard
About to start my IMC rating. This is really helpful as is the accompanying booklet...a mini groundschool. Thanks.
FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
Jeffrey
I have been (very) casually flight simming on and off for 10-15 years, have no real-world flight experience but was drawn into simming by the Rod Machado FS 2002-X lessons. FS Academy offers similarly-styli-
zed lessons, something sorely missing in FS 2020, which caused me to buy the first add-on I've ever purchased. I-
'm about halfway through the training series and have been quite impressed so far. This type of training requires detailed, exacting instructions especially in a sim where there is not the opportunity to ask a follow-up question to the instructor. The instructor is quite clear and I was never left feeling confused about what I should be doing. Especially nice is when the instructor anticipates confusion (something like "I will notify you when to turn after one minute"). There are also nice little features such as an ATC voice that clears you to land and take off, and the "IFR Manual" is a nice supplement to the training. A few areas of constructive criticism from what I've encountered so far, but these are relatively small things. A few of the lessons throw a lot of dialogue at you in the beginning while you are getting your bearings in mid-air (in wind with gusts). If you could pause the simulation, that may be ok, but due to the current limitations of FS 2020, use of the pause feature is not recommended. Perhaps space out some of the dialogue to allow the player to catch up. Also a few of the lessons have you demonstrate the maneuver without really having the player engage in the decision-making-
. For example, the holding-pattern lesson has you go through the motions of the three types of holding patterns but never has you apply that knowledge (eg. "here is a random direction you are intercepting the VOR, choose the correct traffic pattern and fly it. Ok here is your feedback." Hope this was helpful to developer/prosp-
ective buyers. Very good product overall!
FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
Andrew
What an amazing course - exactly what I've been looking for to learn IFR navigation as a completely new flight simulator player. Great integration with MSFS and just wonderful content. I bought it before there were any reviews here, but I'm glad I took the risk! Worth the cost easily.
FS ACADEMY - IFR MSFS
Etienne
Reall great content, more efficient than tutorials on Youtube & ci (even if they help a lot to understand things !) I highly recommand it if you want to learn IFR / VOR etc ...
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