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If you get stuck when trying to use G-UDRT, there are several “how to” videos below to ensure you get going again as soon as possible. Here, you’ll also find our Frequently Asked Questions section which may answer more general queries you have.

Alternatively, if you’d like to chat with us, we’d love to hear from you – our contact information is at the bottom of the page.

Help videos

We’ve tried to make G-UDRT as easy as possible to use, but if you’re struggling with any part of it, the videos below will help you get back on track.

Install the best voices your device provides

These videos show you how to install and configure voices for your iOS or Android device.

These videos show you how to install and configure voices for your iOS or Android device.

Help with using G-UDRT

These four short videos show you how to get the very best out of G-UDRT. From the basics of navigating the functionality, through to a look at how you can use differing options to tailor your experience.

These four short videos show you how to get the very best out of G-UDRT. From the basics of navigating the functionality, through to a look at how you can use differing options to tailor your experience.

Using the transcript editor

Thinking of using the editor in G-UDRT to change any aspect of the practise sessions? Start by watching these introductory videos to ensure you get off to a flying start.

Thinking of using the editor in G-UDRT to change any aspect of the practise sessions? Start by watching these introductory videos to ensure you get off to a flying start.

FAQs

What type of pilot is G-UDRT aimed at?

G-UDRT is designed to be used by any UK fixed wing VFR pilot – whether you’re a pre-solo student or a fully licensed pilot with hundreds of hours in the log book. Our modular structure allows us to cover the full breadth of VFR RT in detail. As a student, you can start with the very basics of the subject and build confidence as you work your way up to cross country flying. As an experienced pilot, you can jump straight into comprehensive sessions to focus on specific topics as required to remain current or in order to acquire new skills. 

 

Why is your approach different to other RT teaching aids?

Unlike other solutions, G-UDRT is designed to allow pilots to become far more than just competent with RT phraseology. A purely theoretical understanding does little to help a pilot transmit with confidence in a high workload and rapidly evolving flight environment. At G-UDRT, we believe a more realistic representation of the RT experienced in flight is required to truly build competence and confidence. As such, our practise sessions dynamically simulate realistic flights, no matter if that is a few circuits at a quiet aerodrome, or long cross country journeys through complex airspace.

 

Can I download and print the map of Someshire to use during my G-UDRT flights?

Yes you can. Click here.

 

Why do you use computerised voices rather than real humans?

G-UDRT contains 7 modules, 58 sessions, 6610 individual calls, and nearly 108,000 words in total, all spoken by 4 different roles with a unique voice for each role. The content will be regularly maintained by ourselves, being updated to keep abreast of any changes in official phraseology and its adoption by the flying community.  As such, it simply isn’t feasible to record and maintain such a volume of pre-recorded speech.

 

Can I use web based voices rather than those offered by my device?

Currently G-UDRT only uses the voices your device supports – as these can be accessed in any scenario, including when you have no, or only an intermittent internet connection. We are keen to add voices by third parties also. Use of these would mean that you need to be connected to the internet when using G-UDRT. Please do contact us if this is something you’re specifically interested in.

 

Why doesn’t G-UDRT listen to what I say and rate me on this?

We have tested the required technology in depth. Sadly, it simply isn’t as good as we would want in order to include it in G-UDRT. Even in perfect circumstances it can misunderstand what is being said (“Alexa, stop. Alexa. Alexa. Alexa Stop! ALEXA! STOP!” – is commonly heard in my household). That is before you add accents into the mix or indeed, the unusual phraseology common to aviation RT. Beyond that, UK VFR RT isn’t quite as standardised as you may first think.  It would be very frustrating for our users if either the technology couldn’t understand them, or it did, but still said they were wrong, because they used some perfectly acceptable variation to a phrase.

 

So your content reflects CAP413?

Yes – but its a bit more complicated then just that. CAP413 is a brilliant resource, but it doesn’t quite cover the full range of  UK VFR RT. We therefore include content derived from CAP797 (Flight Information Service Officer’s manual), CAP452 (Aeronautical Radio Station Operator’s Guide), CAP1535 (The Skyway Code) and other official publications. We also leverage the extensive experience of Helena Hughes to add extra context as to why things are the way they are and to include notes that explore some common, but non-standard phraseology you will hear from pilots and ground stations alike.

 

Can you produce content for a flight school’s typical practise flights?

G-UDRT flights take place in the fictional county of Someshire. This allows us to fit in all the different types of aerodrome, airspace structure and other considerations that impact VFR RT into an area suitable for our practise flights. We have been approached by flight schools looking for specific content that mirrors the flights undertaken by their students. We are happy to explore this further if you want to contact us. Do also explore use of the transcript editor available for free in the app if you just want to change elements of any of our flights.

 

What about helicopters and other aircraft types with specific RT?

We are looking how to expand G-UDRT to include the same in-depth content, but tailored for helicopter pilots and users of other types of aircraft. As a helicopter pilot herself, Helena Hughes, our content author is very keen to get onto producing additional modules to cover this.

 

Does G-UDRT work on the BlueStacks Android emulator?

We have tested G-UDRT running on BlueStacks v5 on Windows (but not to the same level as with physical devices). It does work but there are some configuration steps needed. You have to set BlueStacks to identify as a modern phone in its settings. You also need to use the Play Store to install the apps Google and Speech Services by Google into the BlueStacks environment. Once that is done, again use the Play Store to install G-UDRT and follow the directions it provides to install and setup appropriate voices.

Contact us directly

Have you found an issue you’d like to report? Need further help? Or maybe experienced some real world radiotelephony you think we should include in the app? We’d love to hear from you…

By email at team@g-udrt.co.uk.

Or get in touch via Facebook at www.facebook.com/g-udrt

Otherwise you are always welcome to send us a letter, or even overfly our address – just be mindful we are under Newcastle Airport’s CTA and on the boundary of their CTR (so review our sessions on transiting controlled airspace first). G-UDRT is made available by AirWordy. AirWordy is a trading name of Bob Oliver Ltd, with a registered address at 30 Hotspur Street, North Shields, United Kingdom, NE30 4EN.

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