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. By appointment only.
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.
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!
First class training in the 421. I got tired of having the “book” read to me and not having a good simulator. These guys know these airplanes and everything is a discussion with a question, answer session. I will be back.
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 ‘stabilize the aircraft’ first. I left KSVE (4,100 feet MSL) and at 200 feet AGL the right engine begin to fail. The aircraft yawed – manifold and rpm began to drop. I feathered the right engine and worked 0 VSI and stabilized speed at 90 knots. I slowly turned back to airport into dead engine (yes dead engine as turning engine makes the turn) using no rudder. My passenger and I landed safely. I just kept remembering what Rick had taught me over and over during the failure.
I just wanted to see what the facility and sims were like so I booked the day single engine. They showed me things I had never learned on holding attitude and direction 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.
The way we are taught to handle single engine loss is antiquated.
I was sweating bullets, but I learned the proper way to keep my 310 in the air on one engine.
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!
I have found this simulator invaluable. There is no dead time when you are working on a specific skill.
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.