Simtech Aviation


Instrument Proficiency in a Simulator Training in New York City

Experience the Value of Flight Simulation

At Simtech Aviation, we understand how difficult it is to get good flight training in Manhattan.The travel time from Manhattan to a local general aviation airport is long, and that means there is no easy access to the tools you need to regain and maintain your instrument knowledge and skills.

Who Needs an Instrument Proficiency Check?

Instrument rated pilots that is outside the 6 calendar month grace period for instrument currency.

What you will do: 

FAA-S-ACS-8 latest revision, Appendix 8.

The following IPC tasks must be accomplished in your Aircraft:

  • Circling Approach (SE/ME IPC)
  • Landing from a Straight-in or Circling Approach (SE/ME IPC)
  • One Engine Inoperative During Straight-and-Level Flight (ME IPC)
  • One Engine Inoperative Instrument Approach (ME IPC)

Here’s How It Works

Book a Lesson

Start by booking 2 hour lesson with an FAA Certified Instructors, who also are Airline Pilots. In our Manhattan Location.

Go Flying

In your airplane, we can finish your Instrument Proficiency Check

What Our Fellow Pilots Have To Day About Us:

I've trained with Simtech Aviation on a few occasions - not just to stay IFR current, but also to be challenged and maintain proficiency. As an active airline pilot, Julian brings a wealth of experience and teaches the type of thinking pilots do on the flight deck of a commercial jet. Simtech Aviation/Julian is top notch instruction.

Jeremy M.

Maintaining proficiency not just currency should be the goal of any instrument rated pilot. Julián and his team provide one of the most time efficient ways to do so for Manhattan residents. The use of multiple situations across the country and in different flight conditions combined with Pilot Edge that creates live ATC interaction, is highly effective. Add Julian’s enthusiasm and knowledge transmission from his day job as United Express pilot and you have training that can’t be beat for any private pilot. I really recommend this training for any pilot looking to materially improve safety margins in their day to day live flying.

Mark Yale

Simtech Aviation is very accommodating when it comes to working around your schedule. The training is top notch, I find using the simulator for IFR currency is a great way to stay sharp while staying away from real danger. I strongly suggest giving Simtech Aviation a try!

Aaron D.

Training with Julian was very valuable. Much more efficient to practice IFR work in the sim rather than the airplane. Julian could pause the approaches to point out issues, recommend corrections, then I would go back to re-do just those phases that were giving me trouble. Unlike many instructors, Julian is an experienced, active airline pilot. I learned a lot from his real world experience!

David M.

How Are We Different?

Gaining and maintaining proficiency as a pilot can be an expensive and time-consuming experience. Why make it more expensive, and more time-consuming?

Our Aviation Training Devices and our central location in midtown Manhattan means you don’t have to drive out of the city as often for your training. You’ll spend more time mastering your pilot skills, and less time sitting in your car!

All of our instructors are FAA-certified, ATP-rated airline pilots, and have each logged more than 1000 hours of instruction, and more than 2000 hours of flight time. But more importantly, we’re not trying to build hours. We’ve already reached our aviation goals. Let us help you reach yours!

Private Pilot Training in Manhattan

Using a simulator while working on your private pilot’s certificate is a good way to supplement your hours. It allows your instructor to focus more on teaching than on aircraft operation. It creates a training environment that isn’t dependent on weather and air traffic conditions, which means no more missed lessons for reasons beyond your control. And with Simtech Aviation’s experienced instructors, more efficient training means getting your certificate with the lowest minimum hours possible.

A simulator will allow you to experience different types of aircraft and avionics. You’ll better master radio communication skills. And you’ll learn the types of procedures and methodology that you’ll experience as an actual airline pilot.

Each of our FAA certified instructors and airline pilots started off right where you are now – as a private pilot. Which is why we know better than anyone how invaluable guidance and mentorship can be. As a member at Simtech Aviation, you’ll get the professional guidance you need from aviation professionals who care.

More flight training in less time, with instructors you can trust.

Simtech Aviation can provide you with a convenient location in midtown Manhattan where you can come every two months to maintain your legal requirement, and most importantly, your instrument skills.

08 Flexible Cancellation Policy

Flexible Cancellation Policy

Get a full refund if you cancel through the website at least 24 hours before the lesson.

09 We're Here To Help

We're Here To Help

We are here to help you:
(347) 450-7519


Not happy with your first lesson? Let us know within 48hrs of the lesson date, and we’ll refund your what you paid for the Simulator and Instructor.

* Staffed by Appointment Only.