Our Simulator (Elite PI-135 Pro Panel III model) is an excellent tool for training and re-currency practice. It can be configured either as a single-engine or twin-engine airplane and several type-specific panels can be displayed on the screen. This simulator is PC-based and has the most current ELITE training systems software (version XTS Professional). Our simulator is FAA-approved as a Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) with significant, state-of the-art upgrades. American Air provides some of the training in this simulator for the Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Multiengine Pilot, Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor, Multiengine Flight Instructor and Airline Transport Pilot courses. We also provide instrument flight proficiency training in our simulator. Weather conditions, lighting, systems malfunctions and complex scenarios can be modified and controlled from the instructor’s station. The flight data can be recorded and printed for student study after the flight. Our simulator is located in private, quiet and comfortable room where there are no distractions. The simulator is equipped with a GTN 650 GPS-WAAS and a GNS 430 GPS-WAAS, VOR, LOC, GS, coupled autopilot, flight director, altitude alert system, radar altimeter and much more. You can use your iPad with Foreflight or other applications and the simulator will send geo-referenced position, real-time weather radar imagery and synthetic vision imagery to your iPad display. Our flight simulator can also be rented without an instructor. Our PI-135 simulator is approved for logging pilot time toward an FAA certificate and recency of experience as follows:
- 2.5 hours toward the Private Pilot Certificate
- 10 hours toward the Instrument Rating
- All IFR recency of experience requirements (other than an IPC) – 6 approaches, holding and intercept tracking.
Our new ELITE PI-135 Pro Panel III FAA-Approved Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) with upgrades arrives by November 1, 2019 to replace our current PFC Cat III simulator.
Our simulator supports ForeFlight and other iPad applications
Simulator Instructor Station – Control weather, day/night conditions, malfunctions, airplane location and more. The instructor can print out a page with the flight path map overlay and pertinent flight data for the student.