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.
First time in this SIM. It was great, will use it again.
“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 They either have outdated, malfunctioning simulators, and/or low time instructors that have little or no experience in piston twins.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
“Consistency on the gauges in instrument conditions was lacking. No one ever talked to me in training about ‘attitude instruments’. I worked with Rick for two hours and I was shocked how it became second nature to fly the instruments and put the plane where I wanted it to go.”
“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.”
Looking forward to using the full motion SIM.
Thank you for all your help yesterday. Training, advice etc. SO helpful yet so much to learn. Only regret I have is that I only had a one day to spend time with you. I am rewriting my notes so that I can remember as much as you taught me.
Art and Jim make ground school exciting. Can’t wait to get into the SIM for instrument training.
Steve is so into the SIM and into teaching. It is delightful.
I have found this simulator invaluable. There is no dead time when you are working on a specific skill.
I showed up this morning and we went over some more systems and talked about some FAA legal stuff. Then off to the G1000 sim for all kinds of failures and approaches (I have a G500 so this was important). We then went to the full motion sym and did more approaches at night, in weather, failures, gear failures….everything you can think of.It was a good 2 days and very customized to what you need. This is not a cookie cutter training. Rick knows the 300/400 series airplanes very well and customizes the training for what you need. It is one on one the entire time and he assesses your abilities and then you work on what you need to work on. I really appreciated the customized approach as I didnt feel I was wasting anytime with procedures that I had already mastered.In conclusion, I would highly reccomend Aircraft Simulator Training in Santa Rosa and I think you will enjoy the experience. I stayed at the Vitners Inn and flew into KSTS. It was a great experience.Oh…and being in Sonoma is a nice plus! The wine is fantastic!