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Flight Training
Desktop Flight Stations

From engine start up to takeoff, emergency procedures and landing, our desktop flight simulator stations allow students to train in all aspects of flight. Using the included radio stack and headset, students can tune navigation frequencies for cross country flight and receive air traffic control services from a classroom instructor or students connected via our Air Traffic Control training lab. Our systems include the following features:

  • Realistic 3D world consisting of volumetric clouds, dynamic scenery and high quality textures
  • High quality metal yoke and flight controls (not shown)
  • Throttle quadrant (single or multi-engine available)
  • Durable metal rudder pedals
  • Formation flight capable between all flight stations
  • Radio stack for tuning ATC and nav frequencies
  • Connect to ATC lab and fly in controlled airspace, practicing proper radio phraseology and pronunciation
  • Extensive database of airports and navaids, containing virtually every airport in the world
  • Real-time weather downloads every 15 minutes reflecting cloud coverage, precipitation, visibility, winds, temperature, etc.
  • Configurable time of day. Night lighting includes approach lighting, runway edge lights, taxiway lights, taxiway signs, terminal aprons and lighting throughout non-airport areas (i.e. roads, buildings, etc)
  • Train VFR and IFR
  • Dynamically generated commercial, general aviation and ground traffic
  • Ability to file flight plans, which can be read by connected ATC (using our ATC lab)
Included Aircraft

Our system includes realistic representations various aircraft ranging from single-engine piston aircraft to multi-engine aircraft with the popular G-1000 instruments. Some of the included aircraft are:
  • Mooney Bravo
  • Beechcraft Baron 58
  • Beechcraft King Air 350
  • Piper Cub
  • Maule Orion
  • Plus more...
Garmin G-1000 Glass Cockpit

Our flight environment allows students to experience cutting edge glass cockpit technology using the highly popular G-1000 avionics suite. The following aircraft can be selected with either analog gauges or G-1000 digital avionics:
  • Beechcraft Baron 58
  • Mooney Bravo

Included Airports

More than 20,000 airports are modeled, spanning the entire globe. Students can plan flights and visit virtually any airport they can dream of. All runways, navigational frequencies and approach procedures are so accurate, students can use real Jeppesen plates and sectional maps for their entire flight.

Dynamically generated commercial, general aviation traffic and ground vehicles create a dynamic airport environment no matter where students fly. Larger cities include important landmarks such as broadcast towers, downtown buildings and stadiums, which are important for VFR training.

Radio Communication

One of the most intimidating aspects of learning to fly is talking to air traffic controllers. Many students, who train at small airports even avoid flying into larger airports because of the challenge of radio communication. In the virtual airport lab, students can practice making the same radio calls over and over again until they are proficient and confident. Students can also practice UNICOM, CTAF and formation flight radio procedures.

Learning From Disaster

Unlike real world flight training, students in the virtual airport can make disastrous mistakes and learn from them. If a student controller accidentally clears two planes to use the same active runway, resulting in a crash, or if a student pilot misses an ATC call and collides with another student, instructors can use those scenarios to teach students what they did wrong. All of this happens in an environment where no lives are at risk.

Virtual Flight Plans

Using our virtual flight plan submission system, students will enter the details of their flight (i.e. destination, waypoints, cruise speed, etc.) and submit this data electronically. This data is then transmitted to ATC students as flight strips, which can be used to vector pilots to their destination safely. Students can submit either VFR or IFR flight plans. This adds a new dimension to IFR flight planning that isn't available in many of the larger flight simulators.

Mid-Range Simulators
Mid-Range Simulators

Our mid-range flight simulators further enhance the experience of flight training by deeply immersing student pilots within our 3D world. Built on a sturdy chassis, with an adjustable seat, students can look left and look right, allowing them to easily fly traffic patterns and practice traffic avoidance.

Our mid-range simulators have proven to be an outstanding student recruiting tool because of their realism and "cool factor". Students who see them are immediately intruiged and want to "jump in" and start flying.

All of this is available at a mere fraction of the cost of many competing flight simulators! We have FAA certified and non-FAA certified simulators available, both at a cost that virtually any school or university can afford!

Our mid-range simulators include all the features of our desktop simulators, plus the following enhancements:

  • FAA certification (optional)
  • Sturdy metal chassis
  • Sturdy suspended monitor configuration
  • 3 screen external display
  • Adjustable pilot's seat
  • Dolby 5.1 Surround sound speakers + subwoofer
  • Slide-away monitors (optional)
  • Wheels allow the simulator to be rolled (optional)
The photos, at right, show examples of our mid-range flight simulators. Please contact us for more information.

Custom Simulators
Custom Simulators

For customers with old simulators that have reached end of life, we can bring new life to those simulators by installing our virtual airport technology and retrofiting our G1000 glass cockpit avionics. Please see our custom projects page for more information.

Pictured: 15 year old analog Frasca 141 simulators converted to use digital G1000 avionics and our virtual airport technology.
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