There have been several aircraft that have had major accidents due to equipment problems. These problems have been electrical components that have gone “outside their regular job functions” and over controlled the aircraft causing a serious accident or accidents. One of the recent problems has involved out of control trim problems. When I was at
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
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
The AST G1000 simulator is an accurate G1000 sim.
It was pretty darned convincing like an airplane. A+
The method of an engine failure on a multi engine aircraft is fine for a check ride but in real life you better have it nailed. I got worked out on the “steps” to doing it right. Thanks Rick.
The way we are taught to handle single engine loss is antiquated.
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
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 am a female flight instructor who flies a corporate 421C. I trained with AST for my initial 421C insurance qualification. Rick drilled over and over low altitude engine loss and his procedure of … Read more
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
Looking forward to using the full motion SIM.
Outstanding! I needed a straight forward review of systems operations and emergency procedures that focused on a few individual requests while providing an abundance of hands on practical training (si… Read more
We actually own a 340 and a 421C. We have flown these aircraft and taught in these aircraft for years. The picture shows Chuck, one of our premier instructors, flying to the east side of Houston to our other facility. The beginning of the day was all IFR with a 200 ft ceiling and ½
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
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