Ideal for Flying Club, Training organisation or Pilot wishing to keep current in 'instrument practice'.

 

 

Flight Simulator Access in Scotland for IMC or Instrument Rating currency practice.

 

As a Commercial Pilot with an Instrument Rating I found access to a flight simulator expensive & not always convenient.

 

I personally found 'flying' a sim was more 'by the numbers' than is the case in an aircraft (no seat of the pants feel),

mainly as I had never trained on a modern sim & all of my own previous IR renewals were on a company aircraft.

 

With Major Airport/ATC cut backs, 'Air time' & 'Sim time' becoming increasingly difficult

I decided to purchase a complete 'Elite pro' P1 - 135 flight simulator system complete with seperate Radio/Auo Pilot/Navs/GPS stack.

(as FAA cleared in the States for Pilot Instrument Flight Testing).

click here for in situ pic.

 

Click Here for an example print out - this was departing Dundee Rnwy 10 into & round the hold once then a procedural ILS to land

 

I have installed it into its own 'cockpit environment' area

Most of the aircraft on this system have a moving map display adjacent to the main IF panel

therefore self monitering of situational awareness is easy & helpful with regards to what is happening during a flight/procedure.

 

I think this is an ideal step before booking an CAA Approved flight Simulator

or CAA Examiner's time.

As my own IF flying is now considerably less since retiring from AOC Charter work I found the time practising potential routes and approach techniques saved me a fortune in aircraft hire on my most recent renewal !

 

With a full UK Database all types of IFR approaches/Sids are available plus the optional UK scenery pack also added

- it is linked to printer therefore a record of approach attempts inc. ILS profile is also possible - .

All types of weather can be programmed in as you require with very realistic minimums vis (better encountering here than for real if not current).

 

Aircraft available currently on the system are :-

Singles:- Cessna 172R, Cessna 182S, Cessna 182RG, Piper Archer 111, Mooney M20J,

Piper Arrow 1V, Beech Bonanze A36, Socata TB10, Socata TB20

Multi Engine (twins) :- Beech Baron 58 & Seneca 111

Beech King Air 200 sim now up & running

£40.00 per hour (familiarisation tutorial is included)

 

NB. this is not a 'game' type of software/ hardware & will only benefit genuine Pilots.

 

To enquire please telephone 01383 723222 (9am until 8pm)

Any questions please e-mail me

 

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