Training at Sonoma County California (KSTS)
Our custom built six degree of motion sim is fully enclosed and creates total movement and actual flight characteristics. It is used for high end training in our high performance aircraft. This includes jet training, turboprop training, large twin engine training and complex aircraft training. We wanted to give an actual aircraft feel that some sims just do not do.
Our initial instrument sim can give you procedure training including the initial sim training required for the instrument rating, six month instrument competency checks, Garmin 1000 and Garmin 530 training and part of the instrument proficiency training if you are too late to complete an instrument currency. The primary sim is in addition to our full six degree of motion sim. We can also set up the primary sim for several different aircraft types.
We have numerous courses available for all levels of pilots. We can do pre-check ride preps with a retired DPE. We have standard courses and can put together a custom course for your needs. Just contact us on our contact form and tell us what your experience level is what you need help with. We can provide pre-aircraft check outs for most aircraft and focus on emergency procedures. We specialize in twin engine emergency training.
What Pilots have to say about our Simulator and Instructors.
“I just wanted to see what the facility and sims were like so I booked the day single engine. They showed me things I had never learned on holding attitude and direction on one engine.”
“Rick and Steve of Aircraft Simulator Training were the perfect solution for finishing up my IFR check ride preparation. They are professional, knowledgeable and actually make the training fun. Working on their sim is less expensive than actual flying because we can repeat approaches quickly and target right into the challenging areas without burning 100LL. Their simulators and teaching methods are amazing!! Highly recommend AST for whatever level you are at.”S. Royce
Art and Jim make ground school exciting. Can’t wait to get into the SIM for instrument training.
Steve is the best, he has a totally positive attitude.
Steve’s enthusiasm for what he does is contagious.
“They told me the sim was more difficult but when I got in the plane it would be easier. Boy were they right.”
“Love the new machine. We flew the “Miracle on the Hudson” and I swear once we ditched the jet it started rocking gently like a boat. Very realistic….and FUN!”
“Best Aviation Safety Investment in years! Say goodbye to the national aircraft simulator training folks. Let’s face it: the big companies focus on the clients with big jets. They either have outdated, malfunctioning simulators, and/or low time instructors that have little or no experience in piston twins. Hands down Aircraft Simulator Training has the best equipment, and by far the best training for those of us with piston twins. Their motion simulator is state of the art. Their instructors have thousands of hours of real world experience. I can say without question, working with these folks gave me the best general aviation training experience in over 8,000 hours of flying. I can unequivocally recommend them to anyone.”Jon Gibson Commercial Real Estate Developer
Steve is so into the SIM and into teaching. It is delightful.
Thanks to Steve and the great SIM you have brought to Sonoma County. I will be using AST when I begin my IFR and Commercial rating training for all the SIM time authorized by the FAA