LEARN IT IN THE SIMULATOR ~ DEMONSTRATE IT IN THE AIRPLANE IS MORE THAN A TAGLINE
Max Horowitz joined his Uncle Steve for his first flight in a Columbia 400 and shortly after take-off looked over and said “my controls Uncle Steve” and began flying the airplane with a touch and finesse that was both surprising and impressive. He had developed these skills flying an airplane simulation on an iPad which when attempted by his uncle ended badly.
We all know that it takes more than an iPad to learn to fly and to maintain our skills but even this is a testament to the power of simulation.
There is no doubt that using a simulator as part of your training as a student pilot, adding instrument privileges to your certificate, refining instrument approaches and practicing emergency procedures will make you a more proficient and safer pilot. It will also allow you to train more often and save money in the process. This is definitely a winning combination for all pilots.
The experience that we have gained training students in Advanced Aviation Training Devices like the Redbird Flight Simulator™ has proven time and again that the flight simulator is the best place to teach and explore skills and procedures required in the airplane. Once learned in the simulator we have seen them successfully demonstrated and reinforced in the “real world”. We have also partnered with PilotEdge to network our simulator with hundreds of other pilots around the world and receive real, human ATC services. Practice see-and-avoid, work on clearances and other ATC interaction "pain points", and hone all aspects of your piloting in our simulator at a fraction of the cost of a real plane and instructor.
It has been our goal to establish a simulator training capability at the Camarillo Airport serving all pilots in the Ventura, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Santa Barbara and northern Los Angeles area and we look forward to sharing this excellent flight simulator with you.
WHY SIMULATOR TRAINING SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR AVIATION TRAINING
"When Michael first suggested a recurrency lesson using a flight simulator, I was a skeptical. How could a simulator be better than actual “stick time” in the airplane? You can call me a former skeptic.
If you haven't been in a simulator, or even if you have been in one in the past, but haven't experienced that latest incarnation, I would strongly recommend that take the simulator for a test flight. Frankly, there's a reason the airlines use simulators for training their pilots. Having now experienced simulator training myself, I understand why. The simulator can provide every GA pilot with life-like (and even beyond life-like) flying experiences that will make him a better, safer pilot".
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT AVIATION INSTRUCTION
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza now available....
Our business continues to grow and as a recognition of this growth we have added a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza to our fleet. This emulation offers Garmin 530/430 avionics, DME, ADF, dual axis autopilot and HSI. This aircraft not only offers the Beechcraft owner a fabulous training platform it can also be used by pilots that fly other low wing retractable aircraft.
Cygnus has arrived!
Cyngnus connects the Redbird AATD with your favorite EFB app running on your iPad or other iOS device. It interprests the location of your simulated aircraft and passes a GPS signal to your iPad, allowing you to use any Electronic Flight Bag app in your simulation as you would in actual flight. This is a great way to integrate your iPad into your training and to elevate the usefulness of this device as part of your aviation skill set. Come by and see a demonstration.
First pilot completes Redbird's experimental training
We are excited that Redbird has completed their first test case for fully integrating simulator training with their flight training. AOPA followed the training and has chronicled the story on their website. We offer the same program here at Aviation Instruction and have seen very encouraging results.
Aviation Instruction has been selected to be an Aviation Merit Badge Counselor Boy Scouts of America Ventura County Council
Congratulations to Evan Zalesak
Evan was the first student to begin his training for his Private Pilot license in the Redbird simulator. His goal was to solo beforre the end of the year which he accomplished on December 17th. Read more...
NEW~Flying Skills for the Non-Pilot
This course combines ground instruction with simulator training and is designed to introduce a non-pilot to basic aircraft control concepts and will guide you throught the critical elements of managing an aircraft in the event the pilot becomes incapacitated during flight. Learn more....
Student Pilot Flying Skills Program
Begin your flight training in a flight simulator. You will learn all of the skills necessary to safely fly your training aircraft. The quiet, controlled environment of the flight simulator makes learning easy, fun and best of all you will save money. Call or e-mail today for details.
Free Introductory Flight in the Redbird Simulator
Interested in adding the flight simulator to your training options. We offer a free introductory session to give you the information that you need to understand how the Redbird Simulator can improve your skills and make your flight training dollars go further. Call Michael at 805-665-3242 to schedule a flight.