I have had to use the emergency gear extension on airplanes several times. Is this a bad maintenance problem from an annual? Absolutely not. Gear problems happen. It happens because the underlying system has problems. In fact, in aircraft problems usually come in twos or threes. In certain airplanes “swinging” the gear is a major
Changing the way Aircraft Training is done.
Custom Training Courses
Our training goal is to put you in control of any situation that you may encounter. We train so that recovery from that problem will become second nature to you. We train to help you gain the ability to get to a safe landing. We train to keep you from getting into more trouble until you can review the emergency checklist. We train to help you save your passengers and your aircraft.
Aircraft SIMULATOR Courses
in our state-of-the-art simulators
Six Degrees of Motion SIM
Our custom built full six degrees of motion simulator 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.
King Air Initial and Recurrent Training
Our full motion 6 degree of freedom simulator is used by our experienced instructors for King Air 200, 100 and 90 computers. We have instructors who fly the planes and teach in the planes. We have taught numerous pilots on the operations of the King Air aircraft. This is an intense course and you will be able to understand, operate, and fly the King Air aircraft. Training available now.
Aircraft Training Courses
we fly the aircraft we train in
What Pilots have to say about our Simulator and Instructors.
Rick McGuire knows these Twin Cessna aircraft from nose to tail. He will teach you not only how to properly fly them but how to maintain them and what to look for emergency wise in the air.
I just got back from C340 recurrent training at AST with Rick McGuire and I have to agree wholeheartedly with the comments everyone has made. Rick reads these comments and I think he is a little embar… Read more
I had an excellent experience flying with Rick and AST. Even though I’m an MEI, I was excited to try out the sim and was not disappointed. Rick is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend spe… Read more
Looking forward to using the full motion SIM.
They told me the sim was more difficult but when I got in the plane it would be easier. Boy were they right.
I generally really, really hate simulators but this one pulled me in.
AST, INCREDIBLE! So accommodating. Did not arrive until 4 in the afternoon on a Wed. And was met by Chuck waving me to the hanger. Was told to be there by 3:30 however had 40+ kt headwinds which slowe… Read more
Shenandoah Valley VA
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 importa… Read more
The way we are taught to handle single engine loss is antiquated.
My first post to this forum. I do NOT own an airplane. I didn’t receive a discount for writing this post. I’m not an employee, business partner or investor. I’m writing this a…
Just Start Doing Your Single Engine and Emergency Training in Your Twin Cessna The engine manufacturers are waiting with bated breath for you to start shutting down your engines and feather those props. Let’s fly along with that engine shut down. Let’s get the real feel of flying on one engine, THEN let’s start them
Because We Have Been There, Done That, and the Pilots We Teach Reflect It. Here is a recent text that one of our instructors got from a professional pilot from Canada that took recurrent training: Hey Chuck! Matthew here. I did AST training with you just over a month ago. I had my first and
Either in the plane (not good) or a full-motion simulator One of the items on the “checklist” to make you a better pilot is handling icing. Icing, next to getting caught in a thunderstorm, is probably one of the most serious things you will do. Icing is hard to forecast. What the weather guys do