What Pilots Have to Say About our Simulator
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.
The way we are taught to handle single engine loss is antiquated.
The AST G1000 simulator is an accurate G1000 sim.
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.
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.
Rick McGuire knows these Twin Cessna aircraft from nose to tail. He will teach you not only how to properly fly them but how to maintain them and what to look for emergency wise in the air.
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.
Best Aviation Safety Investment in years! Say goodbye to the national aircraft simulator training folks. Let’s face it: the big companies focus on the clients with big jets. They either have outdated, malfunctioning simulators, and/or low time instructors that have little or no experience in piston twins. Hands down Aircraft Simulator Training has the best equipment, and by far the best training for those of us with piston twins. Their motion simulator is state of the art. Their instructors have thousands of hours of real world experience. I can say without question, working with these folks gave me the best general aviation training experience in over 8,000 hours of flying. I can unequivocally recommend them to anyone.
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 was sweating bullets, but I learned the proper way to keep my 310 in the air on one engine.
Click on an image to see our different sims in gallery mode.
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.