Simtech Aviation

Instrument Proficiency Flight Training

Instrument Proficiency in a Flight Simulator

How Are We Different?

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

At Simtech Aviation, you won’t have to drive to the airport to fly instrument approaches. You can accomplish almost 90% of your Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) using a GTX G1000 with our instructors, and then we’ll fly in your airplane to finish the Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC), as per the FAA-S-ACS-8 latest revision.

All of our instructors are FAA-certified, ATP-rated current airline pilots, and have each logged more than 1000 hours of instruction, and more than 2000 hours of flight time. Having an instructor who’s also an airline pilot means you get to learn how to fly under instrument conditions by an expert.

Our instructor’s experience will help you become a safer and more efficient pilot. And you’ll learn how to implement the procedures and techniques the pros use – skills that will aid you in real-life situations.

Instrument Proficiency Training in Manhattan

 Using a simulator helps foster an environment where you can become comfortable practicing complex instrument procedures, managing workload during critical phases of flight, and working with advanced avionics and electronic flight bags (EFB). Critical skills needed to be an instrument proficient.

Additionally, a simulator also 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 it will help you keep your instrument skills sharp and up-to-date.

Furthermore, a simulator also allows you to challenge your pilot skills and stay active in an IFR environment safely and comfortably. Your instructor will be able to pause training, discuss particular scenarios, and provide instantaneous feedback, before resuming your session.  This extra layer of instruction will help refine the types of real-life skills that may one day save your live.

Even the FAA, in a final ruling, emphasized the value of experiencing different types of aircraft and scenarios, along with a reduction in time, cost, and environmental pollutants as a result of using a simulator.

Each of our FAA certified instructors and airline pilots get recurrent training every six months in simulators. We’re able to bring this knowledge and experience to help you become a confident and instrument  proficient pilot. At Simtech Aviation, you’ll get the professional guidance you need from aviation professionals who care.

Experience the Value of Flight Simulation Training

At Simtech Aviation, we understand how difficult it is to maintain your instrument proficiency.  The travel time from Manhattan to a local general aviation airport is long and the busy airspace or inclement weather can get on the way of you regaining the knowledge and skills needed to become instrument proficiency and stay current.

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)

Are You Instrumment Current?

Instrument Currency Flow Chart/ Profficiency  Flow Chart

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2 hour lesson with an FAA Certified Instructors, who also are Airline Pilots. In our Manhattan Location. Risk Free.

What Our Fellow Pilots Have To Say 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.

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

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