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.
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 just returned from 2-day recurrent training with Rick and Mike at AST. I agree 100% with what has been said about the training. My first time in a simulator and it was humbling to learn what I didn’… Read more
I generally really, really hate simulators but this one pulled me in.
After a nine year absence from flying, due to family and work obligations, I decided if I was going to get back into flying multi engine aircraft, most notably 310, Seneca, or Aztec, I would seek out … Read more
I have found this simulator invaluable. There is no dead time when you are working on a specific skill.
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
I was privileged to spend two amazing days of learning with Rick McGuire, at Aircraft Simulator Training, in Burnet, Texas. I can confidently say that I learned more in those two days than in the last… Read more
They told me the sim was more difficult but when I got in the plane it would be easier. Boy were they right.
My recent 2-day Recurrent Training at AST was, unquestionably, the most profitable training time I’ve ever spent in my 45 years of flying. My plan will be to engage the training at Aircraft Simulator … Read more
Did not think I needed a full motion sim but when they closed the door on night IFR approaches and stared pulling engines and creating problems it felt like the real thing. Great training.
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