Cirrus Aircraft have announced the debut of their latest innovation in flight training – the Interactive Flight Operations Manual (iFOM).

The iFOM is a multi-touch iBook designed for use on the iPhone, iPad and Apple computer platforms that provides pilots with personalized mobile access to SR20, SR22 and SR22T flight procedures, standards and techniques. This brand new training resource is designed to complement Cirrus Aircraft’s online learning program by delivering content that will help to develop safe, knowledgeable and proficient Cirrus pilots.

“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 the 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, complete with 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.

Created to be a reference for procedural flying, it contains everything a pilot needs at his or her fingertips, and can be navigated by simple pinch, touch and swipe gestures. Information such as diagramed flight profiles, maneuver outlines and checklist descriptions are easily accessible, and pilots are able to create personalised study cards or to 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.

The iFOM is available on iTunes and for purchase everywhere iBooks are available.

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