AirCards is a series of system reviews covering many aircraft types.
years, pilots have studied for their checkrides,
interviews, type ratings, and transitions by using
flashcards. AirCards are computerized versions series
of such flashcards and are available for a variety
of aircraft. The AirCards interface is fast and
customizable - allowing you to maximize your study
efficiency. Each AirCards title has been written by professional
pilots and instructors. Each features lifetime free updates, so that if and when content is updated
(based on user feedback or operational changes), you can get the latest and greatest free at no additional charge.
Lead Author: John Guerrero
is a Captain / Check Airman (ATP) with a major US
Commercial Airline, currently flying the A319/A320.
He is an FAA Private-Commercal-Instrument rated
Certified Flight Instructor and has over 22,000
flight hours over 30 years of flight experience,
including 24 years as a U.S. Air Force pilot.
Author: James (Jim) Holbert
Jim Holbert began flying in 1973 and served in the
U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard as Pilot-in-Command
of aircraft ranging in size from the OH-58A helicopter
to the HC-130H four-engine turboprop. He holds the
FAA certificates of ATP in multi-engine airplanes
and helicopters (with several type ratings), and
CFII in single- and multi-engine airplanes.
Jim's career includes work as a simulator and flight
instructor, and as a pilot in the airline, corporate,
charter, and fractional ownership segments of the
Author: Charles Kent
Charles Kent holds FAA and JAA commercial ratings and has flown cargo, executive, air ambulance and charter operations based in USA, Caribbean, Europe and Northern Africa in a variety of turbo prop aircraft.
Software and App
AirCards is available Microsoft Windows PCs, iPhone/iPad, Android, and PocketPC/WindowsMobile.
These are downloaded and installed separately from one another. Make sure you choose the one that is correct for you.
You are welcome to download the software, FREE, right now, and try it out! Pricing information is available by clicking on the 'Buy Now' button next to the aircraft you are interested in.
This software is for any pilots who need to learn aircraft systems for a checkride, simulator-ride, type rating course, and so forth. Basically, this software has all the advantages of learning with traditional flashcards and adds to this many advantages that computerization can offer. It's great for, for example, memorizing limitations (V-speeds, and the like).
How much does it cost?
The price varies by aircraft, but it is very reasonable. For the prices, see the AirCards order page. When you buy AirCards, you buy a single-user, nontransferable license to one aircraft. You can of course buy more than one, but each one must be purchased separately.
The prices for the aircraft vary not only because of the differing amounts of specialized expertise that went into creating each bank, but also because the size and scope of the banks varies as well. Some are fairly comprehensive systems reviews, while others are more quick limitations and key systems memorization aids. To make sure that you're happy, the best thing to do is to download the demo version of AirCards for the aircraft you are interested in and try it. Remember, each demo version has about 5% of the total number of questions enabled. Registering / Unlocking / Buying (they all mean the same thing) unlocks the remaining 95% of the questions.
When you purchase AirCards, unless otherwise authorized by us, you are purchasing a single-user, nontransferable license to the software. We offer free lifetime updates AND we let you install this on more than one machine (for example, your desktop and your laptop) as long as you promise that it is for your own PERSONAL study and use only. In exchange for these generous terms, we ask that you hold up your end of the bargain by directing your friends and colleagues to purchase their OWN copy of AirCards. We hope you can find this to be fair.
I need to memorize key limitations for my checkride / simulator ride / recurrent training / etc.
AirCards titles are broken down into chapters. In general, most have chapters that have such key memory items there.
AirCards is a memorization machine! One of the whole points and strengths of the software is how it helps you memorize such things as quickly and painlessly as possible.
What about airline or company specific flows, checklists, memory items, and so forth?
The AirCards downloads you see above are written for individual AIRCRAFT, NOT individual companies. They are for the most part systems trainers, not procedures trainers (though for the GA and bizjet aircraft, there are a number of procedural questions where they are appropriate and generic).
However, the base software of AirCards is VERY CAPABLE of teaching airline or operator specific information. We can help you provide custom versions of Aircards to your pilots very competitively--this includes access to our online web-based flashcard editing tool that will allow you to manage your content online and have participating pilots be able to update it seamlessly through the software's built in features. We handle it all - this is not pie in the sky talk - a comprehensive system is ready NOW to handle your needs in this area.
It's a very capable and easy system, but it's a bit too much to describe here. If you're interested in having us make a company-specific version of AirCards for you, please contact us via the "contact" link at left and we will tell you more personally.
What happens if I see an error in AirCards?
For the unlikely but always possible case where there is an error in AirCards, there are links inside the program that let you quickly report the suspected problem to the author responsible for that aircraft. The issue will be looked into. If a change or clarification is made to the content, it is possible to update your aircards using the built-in 'self-update' feature. Yes, updates are always free to registered users. Always trust the POH/AFM as the definitive source of information for any aircraft. Verify all information provided by AirCards against an authoritative source prior to flight in your aircraft.
The Aircraft I want is not listed...
Sorry - we'll add more aircraft over time, but we can only do what we can.
That said, we are always interested in working with pilots in developing new versions of AirCards. If you think you can develop similar high quality content for an aircraft not listed here, please contact us via the contact link at left and let us know about it. We're always looking for good authors.
For technical, pre-sales, and customer support, please contact us via our Helpdesk. There, you will also find frequently asked questions more suited to technical issues relating to the software.
you for your interest in AirCards. Tailwinds!