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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
What Pilots have to say about our Simulator and Instructors.
“They can fail systems that you think would never fail. This is the way to learn how to handle emergencies.”
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
“I was sweating bullets, but I learned the proper way to keep my 310 in the air on one engine.”
“They told me the sim was more difficult but when I got in the plane it would be easier. Boy were they right.”
Steve is so into the SIM and into teaching. It is delightful.
Art and Jim make ground school exciting. Can’t wait to get into the SIM for instrument training.
Steve is the best. He makes work fun.
First time in this SIM. It was great, will use it again.
Steve’s enthusiasm for what he does is contagious.
“I could never land my Mooney consistently. I was either too fast and bounced or too slow and bounced. I also put it on the nose wheel a couple of times. Rick showed me it was all about the ‘picture’ not just the speed.”