WINGS FAAST Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team

PlaneEnglish is a partner of the FAA Safety Team. We are proud and excited to support its goal to lower the Nation’s aviation accident rate by conveying safety principles and practices through training, outreach, and education to all pilots. To support this mission and to enable pilots to achieve their training goals, PlaneEnglish now offers FAA WINGS accepted courses in aviation radio communication.

4 Steps to Take Advantage of this Opportunity:

  1. Have an account on www.FAASafety.gov and participate in the WINGS Program – sign up free at www.FAASafety.gov
  2. Access and complete the FAA WINGS accepted ALC-710 course available at https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/course_catalog.aspx#catalog and through ARSim-web
  3. Complete the FAA WINGS accepted ALC-727 course on VFR communications by completing the VFR portion of TRAINER mode
  4. Complete the FAA WINGS accepted ALC-728 course on IFR communications by completing the IFR portion of TRAINER mode

Obtaining WINGS Credit with PlaneEnglish ARSim is Easy:

  1. Download ARSim from the AppStore or GooglePlay or access on the web
  2. Purchase a subscription or license
  3. Complete each lesson and Stage Checks in the VFR portion of TRAINER mode
  4. Complete each lesson and Stage Checks in the IFR portion of TRAINER mode
  5. Navigate to Settings > Achievements and tap “Claim” to claim your WINGS Credits

What is the FAA WINGS Credit– Pilot Proficiency Program?

The WINGS Program is based on the premise that pilots who maintain currency and proficiency in the basics of flight will enjoy a safer and more stress-free flying experience. The WINGS Program consists of learning activities and flight tasks selected to address the documented causal factors of aircraft accidents.

Reviewing and refreshing your knowledge is just as important as actual flying. To meet this goal, the WINGS Program provides many opportunities to complete online courses, attend seminars and other events, and participate in webinars. Many third-party providers like AOPA, Sporty’s, PlaneEnglish, and others provide courses that qualify for WINGS credits and support this effort.

Who can participate in the WINGS Program?

All pilots holding a U.S. pilot certificate may participate in the WINGS Program. Student pilots are encouraged to participate in the WINGS Program. They will receive Phase 1 at the Basic Level upon satisfactory completion of their Private Pilot practical test and completion of an online course on Aeronautical Decision Making.

PlaneEnglish FAA WINGS Accepted Courses

  • ALC-710: Radio Communications at Nontowered Airports and Class E Airspace 
  • ALC-727: VFR radio communications using ARSim interactive training
  • ALC-728: IFR radio communications using ARSim interactive training
  • ALC-1072: ARSim airports signs, markings, and lighting
  • ALC-1075: ARSim traffic pattern basics and radio communication

PlaneEnglish's partnership with the FAA Safety Team offers an invaluable opportunity for pilots to enhance their communication skills while also earning FAA WINGS credits. By engaging with our courses, pilots can not only refine their proficiency in radio communications, both VFR and IFR but also contribute to their ongoing professional development and commitment to flight safety. With easy access through various platforms and a user-friendly approach, PlaneEnglish is dedicated to supporting pilots in their journey towards achieving excellence in aviation communication and enhancing overall flight safety. Join us in this endeavor and take a significant step forward in your aviation career.