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Description

Spend less time studying and more time flying! This is the FAA Instrument Rating (IFR) version of GroundSchool, our FAA knowledge (written) test preparation featuring up-to-date questions, free updates, and illustrated explanations written by a professional team of pilot examiners and instructors.

GroundSchool is fully compatible with FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) and our editorial team is working to keep it so as ACS continues to evolve.

Don't be fooled by imitators! Competing apps herein the AppStore use only the limited set of questions that the FAA publicly releases via its website - that is not enough to adequately prepare you for your test! Our GroundSchool app, on the other hand, features a much more comprehensive database (typically about 2-4 times the size of the demo FAA public one) of actual and current FAA questions that you likely can and will be asked on the actual test! This along with our detailed, professional explanations and easy to use interface are major reasons why pilots have come to trust GroundSchool.

Study actual, up-to-date FAA questions and then ACE your FAA Instrument Rating (and/or Instrument Ground/Flight Instructor) knowledge (written) test the easy way with GroundSchool FAA Knowledge Test Preparation software by Dauntless Aviation, the trusted leader in FAA written test preparation.

Features:

* Actual FAA Questions Current and Valid for Right Now. As soon as you install the software, use the 'update' feature and the software will connect to our servers, grab the latest questions, images, figures, and explanation content, and you'll be good to go.
* Detailed Explanations written by an experienced editorial team of examiner and instructor pilots.
* All Charts and Figures Included
* Several flexible study modes - fits the way you want to study!
* Compatible with all FAA "ground school" classroom-based courses

This IFR version of GroundSchool will prepare you for any or all of the following tests:

* IRA - Instrument Rating Airplane
* IFP - Instrument Rating Foreign Pilot
* IGI - Ground Instructor Instrument
* IRH - Instrument Rating Helicopter
* FII - Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane
* FIH - Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter
* AIF - Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane (added rating)
* HIF - Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter (added rating)
* Canadian Instrument Rating to USA FAA Conversion

With Dauntless Aviation's GroundSchool, you don't need to worry:

* Our material is UP TO DATE. No matter what date is listed here in regarding the 'Release date', this date refers to the program itself only. Once you get the program on your device, use the built-in update feature and it will connect to our servers and download the latest and greatest version of the test prep content and our explanations that we have available. To learn more about this, please visit our website.
* Furthermore, you are welcome to update the material as often as you like. This means that even if you don't take your test soon, when do you, GroundSchool will be ready for you. Compare this to books or DVDs (which are going out of date from the moment they are printed).
* We pride ourselves on the quality of our explanations. This is not some idle boast - our explanations are more detailed and more illustrated than that of ANY other FAA knowledge test provider, period.
* Tens of thousands of people have used our products to prepare for their FAA knowledge tests. Ours is a system that works.

Good luck on your test!

 $49.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Aug 25, 2010 (over 8 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 2 months, on average.

Feb 16
2018
(Current)
Version 10.3.2

Ready for the challenge of IFR? Thank you for making us the most trusted FAA IFR Test prep! This significant update looks better and works faster than ever before to help you learn the material and pass that test! Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, and contains up to date and regularly updated questions. As always, this app features the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. Save study sessions and share them between devices using our cloud features and share your study progress with your instructor or school through the cloud. When you get the app, make sure to immediately check for content updates using the 'updates check' main menu option to make sure you have the latest learning content. This app is 100% what you need to pass your FAA knowledge test.

Nov 21
2017
Version 10.2.6

Thanks for making us #1 for FAA test prep apps! This major update is designed to look better, work faster, and help you study for and pass that test more efficiently than ever before. Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, contains up to date and regularly updated questions, and ,as always, we have the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. This new version allows to save sessions between devices and share study progress results (with your instructor or school) through the cloud. As with any major new version, there is always a chance of small issues cropping up that our testing didn't catch. If you run into something, please let us know via our helpdesk and we'll address it as soon as possible. Happy studying!

Oct 26
2017
Version 10.2.4

Thanks for making us #1 for FAA test prep apps! This major update is designed to look better, work faster, and help you study for and pass that test more efficiently than ever before. Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, contains up to date and regularly updated questions, and ,as always, we have the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. This new version allows to save sessions between devices and share study progress results (with your instructor or school) through the cloud. As with any major new version, there is always a chance of small issues cropping up that our testing didn't catch. If you run into something, please let us know via our helpdesk and we'll address it as soon as possible. Happy studying!

Aug 30
2017
Version 10.1.8

Thanks for making us #1 for FAA test prep apps! This major update is designed to look better, work faster, and help you study for and pass that test more efficiently than ever before. Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, contains up to date and regularly updated questions, and ,as always, we have the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. This new version allows to save sessions between devices and share study progress results (with your instructor or school) through the cloud. As with any major new version, there is always a chance of small issues cropping up that our testing didn't catch. If you run into something, please let us know via our helpdesk and we'll address it as soon as possible. Happy studying!

Aug 04
2017
Version 10.1.5

Thanks for making us #1 for FAA test prep apps! This major update is designed to look better, work faster, and help you study for and pass that test more efficiently than ever before. Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, contains up to date and regularly updated questions, and ,as always, we have the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. This new version allows to save sessions between devices and share study progress results (with your instructor or school) through the cloud. As with any major new version, there is always a chance of small issues cropping up that our testing didn't catch. If you run into something, please let us know via our helpdesk and we'll address it as soon as possible. Happy studying!

Jul 15
2017
Version 10.1.1

Thanks for making us #1 for FAA test prep apps! This major update is designed to look better, work faster, and help you study for and pass that test more efficiently than ever before. Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, contains up to date and regularly updated questions, and ,as always, we have the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. This new version allows to save sessions between devices and share study progress results (with your instructor or school) through the cloud. As with any major new version, there is always a chance of small issues cropping up that our testing didn't catch. If you run into something, please let us know via our helpdesk and we'll address it as soon as possible. Happy studying!

Jul 06
2017
Version 10.1.0

Thanks for making us #1 for FAA test prep apps! This major update is designed to look better, work faster, and help you study for and pass that test more efficiently than ever before. Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, contains up to date and regularly updated questions, and ,as always, we have the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. This new version allows to save sessions between devices and share study progress results (with your instructor or school) through the cloud. As with any major new version, there is always a chance of small issues cropping up that our testing didn't catch. If you run into something, please let us know via our helpdesk and we'll address it as soon as possible. Happy studying!

WARNING: This new version is a substantial upgrade. Regrettably, your SAVED SESSIONS and FLAGGED QUESTIONS will be lost when you upgrade. Please do not upgrade if you want to keep these.

Jul 01
2017
Version 10.0.8

Thanks for making us #1 for FAA test prep apps! This major update is designed to look better, work faster, and help you study for and pass that test more efficiently than ever before. Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, contains up to date and regularly updated questions, and ,as always, we have the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. This new version allows to save sessions between devices and share study progress results (with your instructor or school) through the cloud. As with any major new version, there is always a chance of small issues cropping up that our testing didn't catch. If you run into something, please let us know via our helpdesk and we'll address it as soon as possible. Happy studying!

WARNING: This new version is a substantial upgrade. Regrettably, your SAVED SESSIONS and FLAGGED QUESTIONS will be lost when you upgrade. Please do not upgrade if you want to keep these.

Jun 24
2017
Version 10.0.5

Thanks for making us #1 for FAA test prep apps! This major update is designed to look better, work faster, and help you study for and pass that test more efficiently than ever before. Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, contains up to date and regularly updated questions, and ,as always, we have the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. This new version allows to save sessions between devices and share study progress results (with your instructor or school) through the cloud. As with any major new version, there is always a chance of small issues cropping up that our testing didn't catch. If you run into something, please let us know via our helpdesk and we'll address it as soon as possible. Happy studying!

WARNING: This new version is a substantial upgrade. Regrettably, your SAVED SESSIONS and FLAGGED QUESTIONS will be lost when you upgrade. Please do not upgrade if you want to keep these.

Jun 17
2017
Version 10.0.4

Thanks for making us #1 for FAA test prep apps! This major update is designed to look better, work faster, and help you study for and pass that test more efficiently than ever before. Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, contains up to date and regularly updated questions, and ,as always, we have the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. This new version allows to save sessions between devices and share study progress results (with your instructor or school) through the cloud. As with any major new version, there is always a chance of small issues cropping up that our testing didn't catch. If you run into something, please let us know via our helpdesk and we'll address it as soon as possible. Happy studying!

WARNING: This new version is a substantial upgrade. Regrettably, your SAVED SESSIONS and FLAGGED QUESTIONS will be lost when you upgrade. Please do not upgrade if you want to keep these.

Jun 15
2017
Version 10.0.2

Thanks for making us #1 for FAA test prep apps! This major update is designed to look better, work faster, and help you study for and pass that test more efficiently than ever before. Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, contains up to date and regularly updated questions, and ,as always, we have the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. This new version allows to save sessions between devices and share study progress results (with your instructor or school) through the cloud. As with any major new version, there is always a chance of small issues cropping up that our testing didn't catch. If you run into something, please let us know via our helpdesk and we'll address it as soon as possible. Happy studying!

Jul 15
2016
Version 9.6.11

Thank you for making GroundSchool the number one app for FAA Knowledge Test Prep!

This version includes:
Updated questions corresponding to new FAA ACS (Airmen Certification Standards)
Actual FAA questions
Updated illustrated explanations to best prepare you for any new questions the FAA may throw your way
Updated User Interface
Small bugs fixes
Performance Improvements

Please note that updating and harmonizing the content to ACS standards is an ongoing process as the FAA fine tunes and further expands ACS. Users of our test prep apps are always welcome to get the latest and greatest content updates for this app FREE for life using the built-in update feature!

Apr 28
2015
Version 9.6.3

- Fixed version - this version should now work smoothly on both 64-bit and 32-bit systems. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience; or team worked tirelessly to solve a bug that came up in the previous version and it should now be fully fixed.

- Updated our question database to correspond to the latest FAA changes. Additionally, our app is unique in that you don’t have to wait for an app update to get content updates; our editorial team updates the question database as often as every day, and you’re always welcome to get the latest and greatest content at no addition charge within the app by using the built-in update feature.

- MAJOR NEW FEATURE! A new built in, context-sensitive glossary of over 5000 aviation terms helps you come to grips with new terms and abbreviations.

- Improved the update feature: made it faster and more reliable and also add an alternative update method.

- Refreshed the modernized the user interface of the test / study screen with some cool new graphics.

- Fixed some bugs and improved native support across a broader range of devices.
- Fixed version - this version should now work smoothly on both 64-bit and 32-bit systems. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience; or team worked tirelessly to solve a bug that came up in the previous version and it should now be fully fixed.

- Added and improved explanation graphics, text, and the like. Dauntless users know that no other test prep product comes even remotely close to the depth and accessibility of our explanatory content. We help you not just pass your test in record time, but learn the material too!

Apr 23
2015
Version 9.6.2

- Updated our question database to correspond to the latest FAA changes. Additionally, our app is unique in that you don’t have to wait for an app update to get content updates; our editorial team updates the question database as often as every day, and you’re always welcome to get the latest and greatest content at no addition charge within the app by using the built-in update feature.

- MAJOR NEW FEATURE! A new built in, context-sensitive glossary of over 5000 aviation terms helps you come to grips with new terms and abbreviations.

- Improved the update feature: made it faster and more reliable and also add an alternative update method.

- Refreshed the modernized the user interface of the test / study screen with some cool new graphics.

- Fixed some bugs and improved native support across a broader range of devices.

- Added and improved explanation graphics, text, and the like. Dauntless users know that no other test prep product comes even remotely close to the depth and accessibility of our explanatory content. We help you not just pass your test in record time, but learn the material too!

Apr 20
2015
Version 9.6.1

- Updated our question database to correspond to the latest FAA changes. Additionally, our app is unique in that you don’t have to wait for an app update to get content updates; our editorial team updates the question database as often as every day, and you’re always welcome to get the latest and greatest content at no addition charge within the app by using the built-in update feature.

- MAJOR NEW FEATURE! A new built in, context-sensitive glossary of over 5000 aviation terms helps you come to grips with new terms and abbreviations.

- Improved the update feature: made it faster and more reliable and also add an alternative update method.

- Refreshed the modernized the user interface of the test / study screen with some cool new graphics.

- Fixed some bugs and improved native support across a broader range of devices.

- Added and improved explanation graphics, text, and the like. Dauntless users know that no other test prep product comes even remotely close to the depth and accessibility of our explanatory content. We help you not just pass your test in record time, but learn the material too!

Apr 07
2015
Version 9.6.0

- Updated our question database to correspond to the latest FAA changes. Additionally, our app is unique in that you don’t have to wait for an app update to get content updates; our editorial team updates the question database as often as every day, and you’re always welcome to get the latest and greatest content at no addition charge within the app by using the built-in update feature.

- MAJOR NEW FEATURE! A new built in, context-sensitive glossary of over 5000 aviation terms helps you come to grips with new terms and abbreviations.

- Improved the update feature: made it faster and more reliable and also add an alternative update method.

- Refreshed the modernized the user interface of the test / study screen with some cool new graphics.

- Fixed some bugs and improved native support across a broader range of devices.

- Added and improved explanation graphics, text, and the like. Dauntless users know that no other test prep product comes even remotely close to the depth and accessibility of our explanatory content. We help you not just pass your test in record time, but learn the material too!

May 01
2014
Version 9.5.8

This new version updates questions and images per the latest available from official changes and our editorial team. It smartens up and simplifies the user interface, especially in some of the openinng screens and, for test banks tht contain reference images, adds an option to not include maerial that referenes these on any given study session (this can be useful when you are in a place where referencing complex figures is inconvenient). It also adds a count of the questions in each 'question stack.' Question stacks are a feature in the app that automatically allows you to put more emphais on areas where you need more work and can greatly reduce overall study time. Thank you as always to all of our users for your kind words and feedback. We will continue to improve and update the app, of course! Bugs in the previous version affecting the options screen have been fixed. Thank you for your patience with this.

Apr 22
2014
Version 9.5.7

This new version updates questions and images per the latest available from official changes and our editorial team. It smartens up and simplifies the user interface, especially in some of the opening screens and, for test banks that contain reference images, adds an option to not include material that references these on any given study session (this can be useful when you are in a place where referencing complex figures is inconvenient). It also adds a count of the questions in each 'question stack.' Question stacks are a feature in the app that automatically allows you to put more emphasis on areas where you need more work and can greatly reduce overall study time. Thank you as always to all of our users for your kind words and feedback. We will continue to improve and update the app, of course!

Mar 04
2014
Version 9.5.6

This latest version includes content updates corresponding to the latest known FAA changes. This includes big updates to knowledge test supplemental data for some tests FAA updates to their test banks have been relatively frequent recently - we as always are proud to be at the forefront of providing you with the latest available content. This version also includes a few UI tweaks and bugfixes, including some related to the optional MP3 Audio 'learning by listening' features.

Jan 06
2014
Version 9.5.5

- Updated question banks corresponding to FAA changes. As always, updated to our test prep content are free for life for app users!
- Our apps feature the best and most detailed explanations of any test prep product: book, DVD, app, or otherwise. Our goal is to help you not just pass the test, but also to learn the material so that you can become a safe and efficient pilot or mechanic. This version features incremental explanation updates from our editorial team, including dozens of new and updated illustrations and explanations.
- This version features assorted UI improvements and tweaks to make your learning experience fast and effective
- Also included in this version is a fix to the issue that for some users audio files (“learning by listening” audio support is available as an optional in-app purchase) were re-downloading periodically.

Nov 18
2013
Version 9.5.4

- Updated content and explanations
- For those who got the MP3 audio add-on, few minor issues resolved and overall stability improved
- Other “behind the scenes” tweaks

Oct 17
2013
Version 9.5.3

- Updated content and explanations per FAA changes and testing feedback
- For those who got the MP3 audio add-on, improvements to MP3 update and streaming on all supported iOS versions
- Connection to our free online study progress tracking system restored
- User interface improvements and a few other “behind the scenes” tweaks

Sep 12
2013
Version 9.5.2

- Updated content
- User experience improvements
- Bug fixes and stability improvements

Sep 01
2013
Version 9.5.1

- Updated content for cool Audio Review In-App purchase feature
- Content Updated per FAA changes and test feedback. More up-to-date questions, updated graphics, and more illustrated explanations.
- User Interface Improvements
- Bug Fixes in Quiz Mode and with Question Stacks

Aug 20
2013
Version 9.5

- User experience improved

Jun 12
2013
Version 9.4

- Stability and performance improvements
- Question list perfomance improved
- Database loading improved
- Minor issues in UI fixed

May 20
2013
Version 9.3

- Performance improvements
- Minor issues in UI fixed

Apr 26
2013
Version 9.2

- Performance improvements
- Minor issues in Retina UI fixed

Apr 21
2013
Version 9.1

- user experience improved
- content updated to correspond to FAA changes
- retina display graphics
- faster, more reliable updates

Nov 10
2012
Version 9.0

- user experience improved
- content updated

Sep 02
2012
Version 8.9

- user experience improved
- content updated

Jan 26
2012
Version 8.7

- user experience improved
- content updated

Jan 16
2012
Version 8.6

- user experience improved
- content updated

Dec 19
2011
Version 8.5

User experience improved

Dec 07
2011
Version 8.4

User experience improved

Nov 04
2011
Version 8.3

- iOS5 compatible
- added search
- added question stack feature
- general UI improvement

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