TESTIMONIALS

What Pilots Have to Say About our Courses

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.
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Insurance Approved

To prevent any problems with making sure your training is approved please send us your insurance companies name as well as the broker/agent who wrote your policy. We need their address and contact information to make sure we don’t have any problems. Please send us this information at least two weeks before your training.

Twin Engine Aircraft Simulator

Twin Cessna Training

"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."

Date: By Appointment

Location: Austin Texas area in the near future

Insurance Initial, Recurrent and Loss of Control Training

We train in all models of Twin Cessnas: 310, 340, 414, 414A, and all 421 models.

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Twin Engine Aircraft Go Around Simulator

Twin Piston and Turboprop Training

Date: By Appointment

If you are training for twin piston aircraft, turboprop aircraft or any aircraft, we STRONGLY SUGGEST you have an instrument rating and be qualified flying instruments.  What do we mean by qualified?  It means that you can fly attitude instruments and make all the decisions as far as emergency procedures in the cockpit not outside the cockpit in visual flight rules conditions.  The worst thing that can happen will and can happen on the gauges in IMC conditions.  You must be able to manage the problems on the gauges not in VMC conditions. If you don’t have an instrument rating you need to work with us to at least get twenty hours in the sim so you can fly the gauges.

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Multi-Engine, Single Engine and Recurrent Training

Date: By Appointment

Instructor(s): RICK MCGUIRE, CFII-MEI

We offer single engine training for Twin Cessna’s (all models), Piper Navajo’s (all models), Seneca’s, Aztecs, and Beechcraft models (including Duchess and Barons). The single engine training is 2 to 3 hours of actual motion simulator time and a short ground school. You will be trained on single engine failure after takeoff including day and night procedures. The training shows you how to save your aircraft and you from control, establishing and maintaining control, safe turns back to the airport or a place of a safe landing and the landing. As some students have told us with ‘hints’ we have given them, “I have never thought to do that.” The sim work is difficult and many people say they are drained after the training. Our job is to give you the personal satisfaction that you can handle your aircraft if either engines fail.

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Initial Instrument Training

Date: By Appointment

Instructor(s): Steve Benedict, Rick McGuire, Kent Sapp

Since the FAA approved a full twenty hours of training that can be accomplished in our simulators, we can provide you the opportunity to be ready for aircraft training in that twenty hours.

Our curriculum consists of initial attitude instrument flying, VOR and GPS tracking, non-precision approaches (VOR and GPS), precision approaches, holding, flying on partial panel, unusual attitudes, departure procedures, standard terminal arrivals and more that can be accomplished prior to training in the aircraft.

With 20 hours in the simulator, we cover everything you will need to know in the aircraft.  When you get into the aircraft you are ready.  No learning curve on the procedures.

Schedule:  20 hours in four days or your schedule

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Flight Review

Date: By Appointment

We can prepare you for your flight review.

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Emergency Training

"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 can remember as much as you taught me."

Date: By Appointment

The course consists of aggressive stall training and spin recovery, aft CG situations and slow airspeeds and stall, stabilized approaches, flight into unknown weather, systems failures, ground reference maneuvers in adverse weather, un-forcasted IFR for VFR only pilots, partial panel work, engine failure after take off, emergency procedures before you go for the checklist, wind shear, density altitude, overloaded aircraft and go-no go decision making.

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Loss of Control and Spin Training

Date: By Appointment

Instructor(s): Steve Benedict, Rick McGuire

Designed for Private Pilots and those pilots that want to practice their skills that could be done in an aircraft but are safer and easier to learn in a sim.  Since our sims are motion sims you have a more realistic feeling than non motion or lower quality motion sims.  Designed for Private Pilots and those pilots that want to practice their skills that could be done in an aircraft but are safer and easier to learn in a sim.  Since our sims are motion sims you have a more realistic feeling than non motion or lower quality motion sims.

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We build custom training to fit you and your level of experience.