Training opportunities to learn and master aviation radio communication are few and expensive.
We created PlaneEnglish – our app-based aviation radio communication simulator- as a solution to the
lack of hands-on, in-flight experience for acquiring radio communication skills. Informed and guided by
the FAA and ICAO English language standards, phraseology, and radiotelephony procedures, new pilots
can gain critical skills in an accessible, affordable, and effective way.
Current PlaneEnglish capabilities focus on training pilots in aviation phraseology and radiotelephony for
VFR flight. Our future efforts will expand capabilities and utility of PlaneEnglish to IFR flight and even
other aviation professionals like ATC, dispatchers, ground crews, etc.
We want to be the means by which ICAO and FAA can assess radio communication proficiency and
above all, increase aviation safety.
PlaneEnglish is available for Android on the Google Play Store, with next steps focusing on iOS
development. We are interested in discussing partnership and sales opportunities with various
institutions. Please contact us!
We have an experienced and passionate team that wants to change how professionals train.
Muharrem Mane, Ph.D. – President and co-Founder
Muharrem has over 10 years of experience developing optimization tools in support of
technology assessment, systems analysis, and strategic decisions for the DoD.
Combining this background with his passion for aviation (he is a private pilot with 100+
flying hours) led him to partner with Eren to develop PlaneEnglish.
Eren Hadimioglu – VP of Content Development and co-Founder
Eren has a background in aviation management with a focus in aviation safety. He is an
instrument-rated private pilot with over 800 hours of flying experience and holds an FCC
restricted radio operator license. Eren’s experience in flight training led him to identify
the need for a realistic radio communication training environment and he now leads the
development of PlaneEnglish content.
What is PlaneEnglish?
PlaneEnglish is an application-based simulator of aviation radio communications. It simulates
communication between pilot and air traffic control (ATC) and enables pilots to learn aviation
phraseology and radio telephony procedures by exposing users to random scenarios in all phases of
flight and by analyzing and assessing their phraseology, speech accuracy, speech rate, and speech delay
Where do I get PlaneEnglish?
PlaneEnglish is available for Android now and can be downloaded on Google Play by simply
searching for “PlaneEnglish” or by following the Google Play link on the PlaneEnglish website.
Is PlaneEnglish available on iOS?
PlaneEnglish is currently available only on Android. Our team is working on the iOS development and
should launch it in a few months. Follow and contribute to our Kickstarter campaign to get early access
to the iOS simulator and development updates.
What specs should my mobile device have for best performance?
For best performance, the Android device should have at least Android 7.
Do I need to be online to use PlaneEnglish?
You need to be online to download PlaneEnglish and to update the software whenever updates are
available. You do not need to be online to use PlaneEnglish and any of its lessons.
How do I use PlaneEnglish?
After downloading PlaneEnglish, simply follow the quick tutorial that shows you how to navigate the
simulation, use the mic and speaker buttons, the Help and transcription options, and how to change the
various speech and voice settings. Once you are able to navigate the simulation, simply pick a lesson in
the START LEARNING module, then follow the prompts. Following the lessons in the order in which they
are listed will guide you through increasingly complex situations and lessons.
It’s my first time using PlaneEnglish, where should I start?
If you are new to flying, we recommend starting with the REFRESH BASICS module. This will
teach you the phonetic alphabet, how to pronounce numbers, and expose you to some key phrases
used in aviation. If you already know these basics, then jump to the LEARN module to step through the
various lessons of PlaneEnglish.
What lessons does PlaneEnglish cover?
The PlaneEnglish curriculum is built around the phases of flight: taxi out, takeoff, flight follow, flight
plan activation, airspace entrance, approaches, and taxi in. There are multiple lessons for each phase of
flight that are increasingly complex and expose the user to more challenging situations and dialogues
What airports does PlaneEnglish include?
Currently PlaneEnglish has a database of 45 U.S.-based airports of Class-E, Class-D, and Class-C.
What if my favorite airport is not in PlaneEnglish?
Let us know which is your favorite airport or the airport that you want to see in PlaneEnglish and
we will include it in our next round of updates. Send us an email and we’ll add it.
PlaneEnglish does not collect any personal information. PlaneEnglish does keep track of the user
activities within the app as they pertain to the PlaneEglish app and its lessons. This is to ensure that we
identify issues that cause the App to malfunction and that we continue to improve our speech analysis
Can I access PlaneEnglish on the web?
PlaneEnglish is currently available only on Android. Our team will soon start development of the
web version of PlaneEnglish.
Can I add additional scenarios to PlaneEnglish?
If you have encountered real-life scenarios, clearances, exchanges with ATC that you have not
currently seen in PlaneEnglish, send us an email and let us know. We’ll make sure to include it in
PlaneEnglish to continue enriching the its database and the realism of the lessons.
Can PlaneEnglish be customized?
We offer various levels of customization for our institutional partners and customers (flight schools,
ground schools, etc.), from custom color schema and institution logos, to custom aerial maps that
identify key landmarks in the airport’s airspace or training area.
I’m a CFI, can my students use my PlaneEnglish account?
PlaneEnglish subscriptions are for individual use. If you want your students to use PlaneEnglish,
direct them to download PlaneEnglish or contact us to discuss a possible licensing agreement.
I’m a high school aviation instructor, how can I add PlaneEnglish to my curriculum?
PlaneEnglish has a rich database of lesson and scenarios to use in training pilots on aviation
phraseology and radio telephony that constitute a robust curriculum of aviation radio communication.
We do have various types of partnerships that provide free access to PlaneEnglish to high schools with
an aviation program, so email us to find out more and to get your free access.
I’m an aviation instructor, can I track the progress and performance of my students?
If you have purchased access to PlaneEnglish through a licensing agreement, instructors are able to
monitor progress of students and to identify trouble areas for individual students.
How much does PlaneEnglish cost?
See the subscription options for PlaneEnglish on our website or inside the
Can I purchase user licenses to get access to PlaneEnglish?
Licensing agreements are available for institutions that want to purchase access to PlaneEnglish for
more than two students. Email us to find out more and to discuss your needs.
I cannot get the PlaneEnglish app to open, what do I do?
If this is the first time opening the app, make sure that you have a working internet connection. An
internet connection is needed when you first access PlaneEnglish for the lessons’ content to be loaded
into your device.
I’m in the app and it crashed, what do I do?
Reasons for crashes are many. If PlaneEnglish crashes, simply restart the App. We will
automatically get a report of the crash and will investigate and solve the problem so that it does not
I downloaded the app, but don’t see any content, what is wrong?
In order to see the content of PlaneEnglish you need to have a Google Play account. You do not
need to provide any payment information to access the 14-day free trial of PlaneEnglish, but Google Play
requires an account to provide full access to PlaneEnglish.