I spent 18 years involved in tire and tire maintenance. I worked from dealing with simple tire situations up to large commercial vehicles and owned and operated a large retread facility and maintenance facilities. I worked with large commercial aircraft tires. I taught classes in aircraft tire maintenance as well as commercial tires. I was on a national
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.
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
Let the guys give you instrument proficiency or instrument training then go fly your aircraft in instrument conditions. You will be able to tell the difference and you become totally confident in flyi… 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
It was pretty darned convincing like an airplane. A+
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!
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 … Read more
I just finished a 3 day initial training program for the C414. All I can say is this is the type of simulator based training I have been looking for over the past several years. It is simply invaluabl… Read more
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 ‘pi… Read more
During the aborted takeoff, the checklist fell somewhere and we couldn’t find it. Dan got pissed and was ready to taxi back to the FBO and shut down to find it. I told him that wasn’t necessary an… Read more
The way we are taught to handle single engine loss is antiquated.
We are seeing some strange brake problems on the Twin Cessna line. This has recently shown up primarily on the 421 aircraft but we had a 340 aircraft showing the same problems. Having been in numerous businesses, I spent many years operating a large repair facility for vehicles all the way up to large trucks. I
I had a recurrent pilot go through a two-day training and we spent a lot of time on systems. My systems background is grounded on “it really happened to me” approach or I really had to handle that problem when I was flying for a living. My pilot (I never call them ‘students’) told me
I started teaching in 1975 and it was not only teaching private pilots working on single engine aircraft but pilots who worked for our 135 operation in large multi engine aircraft and turboprops. With the ups and downs of the aircraft industry I had pilots that I taught that went on to fly large commercial