Online Communication Course
Price: $29.95





The Gleim Online Communication Course (OCC) is an interactive ground training course designed to increase pilots' safety, knowledge, and abilities in the area of aviation radio communications. From small, uncontrolled airports to the largest Class B airspace areas, OCC gives you practical knowledge that will enable you to not only participate in radio communications, but also to excel in them. OCC is a course that any new student pilot or returning veteran will benefit from.
  • Six study units explain proper communication techniques for each phase of flight
  • 5-15 minute audiovisual presentation
  • 10-20 pages of knowledge transfer outlines
  • 10-question multiple-choice quiz
  • 12 months of access
February, 2014
As a private pilot who does not get to fly on a daily basis, my radio communications skills are not always at their peak. Thus, I am constantly looking for ways to keep them from degrading to a point where safety and efficiency are sacrificed. Having recently signed up and completed The Gleim Online Communication Course, I can honestly say that it was well worth the effort and minimal cost. I would readily recommend this communications course to any student pilot or as a refresher course to any certificated pilot, such as myself.

The Gleim Online Communication Course consists of 6 Chapters, or Study Units, that cover 1) Phraseology, 2) Uncontrolled Airports, 3) Control Tower Airports, Services in 4) Non-Radar and 5) Radar Environments, and finally, 6) Emergency Communications. Each Unit consists of an audio portion and a knowledge transfer outline section, followed by a brief, follow-up true-false quiz and a multiple choice quiz. The audio sections are helpful and worth listening to for an introduction to each unit, but I found the knowledge transfer outline to be most instructive. You will want to print and study each one prior to moving on to the quizzes; they provide the most helpful material, including examples, printed in bold, of ATC-aircraft exchanges, arrival, departure, and position announcements, along with calls to Unicom, FSS, and Flight Watch, etc. The quizzes are what one would expect, thorough yet straight forward; there are no surprises or trick questions. In the end, a certificate of completion is issued.

Perhaps two of the benefits that I like the most about the Gleim course(s) include, the ability to access the course materials from any web-enabled computer at any time (this is not always the case with similar, competitor-based products) and the opportunity to return to the online study units for a quick overview of any of the sections up to one year after the date of purchase, even after course completion.
- Charles Moorefield


August, 2013
I recently finished the special airspace rules course and I am currently working on the radio communication course. Again, both of these courses are excellent. My instructor has commented several times convening my professionalism when using the radio. Thanks for such a comprehensive training program.
- Doug Christenson


February, 2013
It's been a while since I operated "the radio" and although not at all intimidated by its use (it was a constant tool in my former profession), the correct application relative to current civilian aviation terminology and procedure was of some concern to me. After taking the Gleim OCC my comfort level increased one-hundred fold. In addition, being able to complete the course at my own pace was equally invaluable. Thank you, and looking forward to the enjoyable challenge my next Gleim course.
- Wayne Parola


September, 2012
The course was fantastic. The way it gave real life examples helped understand procedures and reasoning behind the actions. It broke it down and made it simple to understand and having the review is great to go back and keep practicing.
- Amy Black


May, 2012
Great job. Fun to use and packed with lots of useful information. Making learning enjoyable.
- Michael Ruiz


May, 2012
Great course, ability to keep outline very valuable for future reference & study. Thanks So Much.
- Wendell Ray Chambers


April, 2012
So far everything has been more than expected.
- David Mullins


January, 2012
It is a very good idea to test after each short lesson to confirm comprehension before moving on with any further lessons. It makes what you learn stick.
- Darrin Banks


December, 2011
Great study material thus enhancing student's knowledge and progress.
- Elton Reeves


December, 2011
I have found the Gleim Courses to be very easy to follow and explained in a good clear format.
- Allan Durham


November, 2011
I liked the communication course and the private pilot [Online Ground School]. I passed my written test a few weeks ago with a score of 93 and the online courses really helped me a lot. I would not have done so well if I only used the book and the online practice tests were great, I put them at the top of the list.
- Jim Malugin


November, 2011
Great job!
- Harry Choi


Key facts about OCC

  • Structured, interactive self-study review and certificate program delivered online via the Internet
    You can complete this course at your own pace anytime during the 12-month period you have access to it. The course uses the Gleim proven Knowledge Transfer System methods.
  • Takes about 6 hours to complete
    Each study unit should take about an hour. That includes the Audiovisual Presentation, the Knowledge Transfer Outline, True-False Study Quiz, and Multiple-Choice Test for that study unit.
  • Challenges you, but provides you with the knowledge to pass
    Our Knowledge Transfer Outlines give you all the review material you need, in a well-organized format, so you can focus your study on the areas you need to review the most. You can then confidently pass each study unit quiz with ease.
  • Inexpensive and user friendly
    For those who are less familiar with computers, we have a trained, friendly support staff you can contact for help. E-mail us at support@gleim.com or call us at (800) 874-5346 for assistance.

Course Elements

  • 5-15 minutes audiovisual presentation
  • 10-20 pages of knowledge transfer outline
  • 10 thought-provoking true/false study questions
  • A 10-question multiple-choice quiz
To complete a study unit, you must:
  1. Print and study the knowledge transfer outline for the study unit.
    The outlines are divided into sections called "subunits" to make studying them easier. You can use the print function on your browser to print the outline by clicking "Print" under the "File" Menu. Use your printout of the knowledge transfer outlines for future reference. When you have finished studying the outlines, you will be ready to take the multiple-choice quiz.
  2. Answer 10 thought-provoking true/false study questions.
    You will receive answer explanations that indicate why you answered the questions correctly or incorrectly. The true/false study questions are intended to help you to begin thinking about and studying the subject matter of the study unit. They also allow you to evaluate how much you already know about the concepts. Your performance on this section does not affect whether you pass the study unit or complete the course.
  3. Pass the multiple-choice quiz with a score of 70% or better.
    You will be presented with 10 multiple-choice questions based on the material you covered in the outline section of the study unit. You may move back and forth between questions and change your answers, but once you choose to grade the quiz, you will not be allowed to return to the questions. When you have answered each of the 10 multiple-choice questions to your satisfaction, click the "Grade" button at the bottom of the screen below the last question. Once you obtain a passing score, a review session will provide you with answer explanations for any multiple-choice questions that you answered incorrectly.

Frequently Asked Questions about OCC

  • Can I take the study units in any order?
    Yes, but once you start a study unit, you have to complete that study unit before continuing.
  • Can I skip the true/false part since its score doesn't count?
    No. OCC is set up so that you have to take the true/false questions. The true/false questions are there to help you pass by focusing on areas you need to improve.
  • What happens if I fail a quiz?
    Failing a test twice in a row causes you to be locked out. You must then contact Gleim for further directions.
  • What happens if I have computer problems and am unable to complete the course?
    The computer requirements for taking this course are minimal and can be done at just about any computer with Internet access. If anything goes wrong, you can email us at support@gleim.com or call (800) 874-5346 for help.
  • What requirements do I need to satisfy in order to pass the course?
    Each of 6 study units ends with a 10-question multiple choice quiz. You must pass each of the end-of-study-unit multiple-choice quizzes with a score of 70% or better. Print your completion certificate, and you're done with the course.
  • How will I receive credit for this course toward my Wings program?
    Gleim will submit credit for your email address to the FAA. You will see this course appear in your Wings profile shortly after completing it. If one week after course completion, you do not see the Gleim Online Communication Course in your pilot profile, simply request a credit validation from your Wings main page. We will be sure that you are credited for your work. For Wings credit validation instructions, click here.
  • What if I have a question or need to speak to someone?
    We're available at support@gleim.com or (800) 874-5346. You can give us feedback about your experience with the course or ask questions if you like. We want you to enjoy the course and be completely confident when it comes to radio communication.

Duration

Access to the Online Communication Course will expire 12 months months from the date of purchase. If you have not completed the course and you need access after the expiration date, you may purchase a 12 months month extension at half the current purchase price. You will have 30 days to purchase an extension.

Refund

A full refund is available if you have accessed no more than two lessons within 30 days of purchase.

OCC Study Units

  1. Radio Communications and Phraseology
  2. Communication Procedures at Uncontrolled Airports
  3. Communications at Airports with Operating Control Towers
  4. Communication Services in the Non-Radar Flight Environment
  5. Communication Services in the Radar Environment
  6. Radio Failure, Lost Aircraft, and Emergency Communications

Getting started with OCC

Make sure that your computer meets our minimum system requirements, then click the "Create Account" button below to get started with the Online Communication Course by trying Study Unit 1 for FREE.



How to Get Wings Credit for This Course

Gleim uploads Wings course completion credit every week for current course users. If you have completed this course but have not received Wings credit, follow the instructions below to ensure you are credited for your work.
  1. Go to http://www.faasafety.gov.
  2. Log in with your FAASafety email address and password.
    • If you have not created an account with FAASafety, you will need to do that first.
  3. Under the "Activities, Courses, & Seminars" tab at the top of the page, click "Activities."
  4. Type "Gleim" into the "Keywords" box and click "Search."
  5. Find the appropriate course title in the resulting list and click on the title of that course.
  6. Click the "Request Credit" button.
  7. Enter the date on your completion/graduation certificate into the "Date Completed" box.
  8. In the "Select Validator" section, click the "Email" tab.
  9. Type "wings@gleim.com" into the field and click the "Select" button.
  10. Click "Submit for Validation."
An email notification will be sent to Gleim. We will review your course records and either validate your credit or reply explaining why we are unable to do so (for example, the course completion date is incorrect). Either way, you will receive an email reply from FAASafety once our action has been submitted. If you have any questions or difficulties with this process, please email wings@gleim.com.


This course counts towards Avemco's Safety Rewards Program. Click here for more details.


September, 2012
The course was fantastic. The way it gave real life examples helped understand...
- Amy Black
December, 2011
I have found the Gleim Courses to be very easy to follow and explained in...
- Allan Durham
May, 2012
Great job. Fun to use and packed with lots of useful information. Making...
- Michael Ruiz
November, 2011
I liked the communication course and the private pilot [Online Ground School]....
- Jim Malugin
November, 2011
Great job!
- Harry Choi
August, 2013
I recently finished the special airspace rules course and I am currently...
- Doug Christenson
February, 2013
It's been a while since I operated "the radio" and although not at all intimidated...
- Wayne Parola
May, 2012
Great course, ability to keep outline very valuable for future reference...
- Wendell Ray Chambers
April, 2012
So far everything has been more than expected.
- David Mullins
January, 2012
It is a very good idea to test after each short lesson to confirm comprehension...
- Darrin Banks
February, 2014
As a private pilot who does not get to fly on a daily basis, my radio communications...
- Charles Moorefield
December, 2011
Great study material thus enhancing student's knowledge and progress.
- Elton Reeves
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