ATC Zero IFRM Demo

IFR Challenge: "ATC Zero" in IMC

Instrument pilots train for all sorts of failures: communication, navigation, instrumentation, and even propulsion. But what about a failure of the entire ATC system for your sector?

With COVID escalating, hearing “ATC Zero” is becoming a real possibility. What if this happens to you?

Hit the NEXT button below and you’ll be better prepared.


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Watch This First

You will be presented with 5 options at the end of the video and must decide the best course of action for this pilot.
Click the play button to get started. Good luck!

Step of : Intro Video

Choose Your Option

Vote for the option you’d take. When you submit it you will see what over 1,000 other pilots chose.

Given your options, how would you proceed?

Step of : Live Poll

Learn From Our Expert

Now hear what Flight Instructor, Air Traffic Controller, and Charter Pilot John Krug would do.

Step of : Expert Response

Instructors Roundtable Audio

Listen to our team of experts share their ideas and techniques on handling this “ATC Zero” scenario.

  • John Krug: CFII, FAA ATC Instructor & QA Specialist
  • Bruce Williams: CFII, FAASTeam Rep, Aviation Author
  • Tom Haines: Editor in Chief at AOPA
  • Wally Moran: DPE, NAFI Flight Instructor Hall of Fame
  • Doug Stewart: National CFI of the Year, DPE
  • Ryan Koch: CFII, PilotWorkshops Course Designer/Producer
  • Jeff Van West: Moderator, PilotWorkshops Creative Director
Step of : Instructor's Roundtable

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