Aircraft Simulator Training
Pilot Training Services Sonoma
We build custom training to fit you and your level of experience.
Six Month Required Instrument Competency Checks on the Sim
Instrument Proficiency Checks
Instrument Sim Training for the Beginner Instrument Student
Rusty Pilot Instrument Refresher on the Sim
IFR Trip Planning Course on the Sim
VFR into unknown IFR Conditions Training on the Sim
TIME BUILDER COURSES
(Can be logged)
Commercial Time Building
50 hours can be done on the Sim
Fast Track (can be completed in one week)
ATP Time Building
25 hours can be done on the Sim
Fast Track (can be completed in one week)
2.5 hours can be done on the Sim
As per the recent FAA rule change, 20 hours of training can be done in the Sim.
Sonoma Pilot Training Services
TECHICALLY ADVANCED AIRCRAFT TRAINING
Garmin 1000 Training
Garmin 430/530 Training
CA Pilot Training
ADDITIONAL COURSES AVAILABLE
Pinch Hitter courses for non-flying partners
Airline Sim preparation for interviews
AIRCRAFT SIMULATOR TRAINING
Beechcraft Baron Training
Twin Cessna Training
King Air Training
Citation Intro Training And Prep
PRE CHECK RIDE PREP BY A 30-YEAR RETIRED DPE
Steve Benedict, our Director of Training, is a retired DPE who has conducted thousands of checks rides for more than thirty years. He can review your preparation for your oral and make sure you have the knowledge and correct approach to get that oral passed.
Further, he is able to work with you in our sims to make sure your procedures are correct. Even though the PTS (Practical Text Standards) are the guidelines, DPE's can be subjective in their application of the way you have the test conducted. Steve can make sure you have the success for your exam.
Making sure you are doing it all correctly lowers your apprehension and makes sure you are confident on the oral and the check ride.
INITIAL INSTRUMENT TRAINING
Date: By Appointment
Instructor(s): Steve Benedict, Bert Botta
Location: Aircraft Simulator Training, 3581 Westwind, Santa Rosa, CA (KSTS)
Since the FAA recently approved a full twenty hours of training that can be accomplished in our simulators, we 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.
Simulator training: 20 hours @ $150/hour = $3,000 (includes instructor)
Aircraft training: 20 hours @ $205/hour = $4,100 (includes instructor)
Average savings: $1,100
Simulator training: 20 hours @ $165/hour = $3,300 (includes instructor)
Aircraft training: 20 hours @ $290/hour = $5,800 (includes instructor)
Average savings: $2,500
With our program you don't waste time starting engines, taxiing and other ground based activities in the simulator so all your time goes to actual FAA approved training.
You will accomplish more in the simulator and do it in less time and less money. We can simulate actual weather conditions in the simulator: rain, overcast, VFR on top and more. We can schedule around your time and other commitments so you don't have to wait for "good flying weather!"
Required by the FAA every six months to fly using instrument procedures. If you fail to complete the instrument currency in six months you have an additional six months to finish but you are not allowed to file and fly under the instrument rules until the currency is met.
Instrument currency is defined as six approaches, tracking an airway and holding procedures. All of this can be accomplished in the simulator with no need for any aircraft training.
Instrument Proficiency Including Circle To Land
If you fail to complete the instrument currency in twelve months then you have to complete a instrument proficiency plus you must fly one approach in an aircraft to a circle to land. We can furnish the aircraft for the circle to land.
Multi Engine Instrument Training
All of the instrument single engine work can be accomplished in our multi engine aircraft. We have Barons, Twin Cessna's and Piper aircraft, the same aircraft you train in. This training is available in our motion sims.