What Pilots Have to Say About our Simulator
Consistency on the gauges in instrument conditions was lacking. No one ever talked to me in training about ‘attitude instruments’. I worked with Rick for two hours and I was shocked how it became second nature to fly the instruments and put the plane where I wanted it to go.
I was paying money to learn a G1000 system in the plane when the sim got me farther down the road quicker and for less money.
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!
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 flying on the gauges.
It was pretty darned convincing like an airplane. A+
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!
I was sweating bullets, but I learned the proper way to keep my 310 in the air on one engine.
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.
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.
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All our sims are equipped with GoPro cameras. You can record your training to your iPad or other wireless device. By recording your training you can go over your procedures after you leave the training.