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, including King Air turbo prop. Several type-specific panels including Cessna 172R, 172S, 182, Piper Archer III, Arrow, Seneca III, Beech Bonanza A36, Baron 58, King Air B200, and Mooney 201, can be displayed on the screen (click here to see the panels – scroll and click on each panel to view it). Our simulator can be configured for any of the above aircraft types with an analog instrument panel, EFIS instrument panel or G500 glass panel. It has interchangeable switch and fuel selector panels as well as interchangeable power control quadrants. 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. Our Flight Training Device has the latest avionics options, including touch-screen operation of the GTN650 and GTN750 GPSCOMMS. This is one of the newest and best-equipped flight simulators in Atlanta. It is located at our flight training center at DeKalb-Peachtree airport (KPDK).
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 a private, quiet and comfortable room where there are no distractions. The simulator is equipped with a GTN 650 and 750 GPS-WAAS and a GNS 430 and 530 GPS-WAAS, VOR, LOC, GS, ADF, 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 with or 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 special options replaced our previous PFC Cat III simulator in November, 2019.
Simulator view from the instructor station.
Our state-of the art simulator can replicate the instrument panel and performance of several different airplane types in our software. The simulator has interchangeable power quadrants, fuel selectors and switch panels. Shown above is the King Air B200 simulator configuration with a glass cockpit and GTN750 GPSCOMM with touch screen operation. Each panel configuration can include either glass cockpit (G500), EFIS or analog instruments and other GPSCOMMS such as the GNS430W, GNS530W, GTN650 and GTN750.
Our simulator instructor station allows your instructor to change the weather conditions, as well as setting up system malfunctions and quickly placing the airplane in new locations. Weather conditions can include turbulence, icing, rain, snow, fog, gusty crosswinds and more.
Our simulator transmits a WiFi signal for Foreflight and other apps including Stratus ADS-B signals to generate a synthetic vision instrument panel on your iPad.
Beginning takeoff roll.
Turning final for runway 21Left at PDK airport.
On the ILS instrument approach to runway 21L at PDK Airport breaking out of the clouds on short final with weather at minimums – 200 foot ceiling and 3/4 mile visibility.