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Cirrus launches interactive pilot’s operating handbook

January 29, 2016

Cirrus Aircraft has announced an Interactive Flight Operations Manual (iFOM)which can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes store and used on an Apple iPhone, iPad and Apple computer platforms. Essentially it’s a digital Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH) for the Cirrus SR20, SR22 and SR22T aircraft.

“Safety is in our DNA at Cirrus Aircraft, and as instructors, we are given the most important job of training and advising pilots to be as safe as possible,” said Travis Klumb, Director of Flight Operations and Training at Cirrus Aircraft.

“Cirrus Approach and the introduction of the iFOM are changing the way pilots look at flight training and addressing the time restrictions people face today, all while taking advantage of today’s enhanced multi-media opportunities. Our training allows for effective learning and a fulfilled experience anywhere, anytime.”

The iFOM was developed as an electronic, interactive version of the Cirrus Flight Operations Manual (FOM) and operates like a standard iBook with an introduction including demonstration videos and easy, step by step tutorials. The entire iFOM features 21 videos, 34 interactive modules, in-text hyperlinks to pertinent charts and data, easy-to-navigate chapters and expanded descriptions for all standard and most emergency procedures.

“We recognized the opportunity to further improve an already excellent FOM with meaningful interactions and videos. Every part of the aviation experience is important, and we’re excited for how this new tool will deliver a premium training experience to all styles of learning.”

Information such as illustrated flight profiles, manouevres and checklist descriptions are easily accessible. Pilots are able to create personalised study cards and test their knowledge about pre-flight flow patterns. To insure pilots have the most current procedures, the iFOM also updates automatically, similar to applications on the iTunes App Store.

With thanks to Flyer Magazine.

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