Airplane vs Simulator Cost
Calculate how much money you’ll save if you switch to training regularly with our simulator!
- 2020 Summer Special ($125/mo + $90/hr)
- Annual Membership ($875/yr + $85/hr)
- Semi-Annual Membership ($575/6mo + $90/hr)
- Hourly Rate (Sim: $80/hr + Instructor: $100/hr)
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What Pilots Have to Say about Simtech Training:
I currently live in Manhattan …was looking … to maintain my instrument currency as well as improve IFR and G1000 skills… Simtech Aviation exceeded expectations…the Sim located near Herald Square … easy to schedule … over the weekend… the most realistic representation of the G1000…I enjoyed the lessons with both Peter and Julian. Both instructors were very knowledgeable and experienced with a professional aviation background. I highly recommend this Sim and intend on returning for additional training.
January 21, 2020
Simtech Aviation is a Certified Flight Simulator in midtown Manhattan. It’s the closes thing to a flight school in the NYC area...designed for people who love aviation and want to learn how to fly... Here you learn to fly with a state-of-the-art Flight Simulator (AATD) taught by industry-leading, active airline pilots. My 12 year old son has been taking private flight lessons with them and they are EXCELLENT...
December 19, 2019
…learning from a career pilot is the only way in my opinion. I’ve used the Redbird full motion and touchscreen G1000 simulators … but I’ve found they don’t have the same features… Simtech’s G1000 simulator offers all the features the real one has, and allowed me to learn the platform at a fraction of the cost!
I’m a pilot that can’t always find the time to fly, so when I’m going to fly IFR I’ll use the simulator to sharpen my skills before I go out in the real world…
August 20, 2019
I have been very impressed with the quality of instruction...the depth of their knowledge and their ability to train effectively...The ability to pause the simulation in order to brief (or debrief mistakes) is invaluable. I would say I accomplish 2-3x more learning from my simulator training days vs. my time in the plane. HIGHLY recommend this approach to pursuing both private and instrument ratings.
October 10, 2019
Excellent instrument training... G1000 and multiengine options... all active airline pilots. You get the basics plus real world application... easy to get to location in NY ...Check them out no matter what your experience level.
November 10, 2019
Julian and his team provide a time-efficient way to pilot training right in Manhattan. Multiple locations, flight conditions, combined with Pilot Edge that is a “live” ATC is both highly effective and convenient. I highly recommend this training for any student pilot who wants to practice in Manhattan without the hassles of getting out to an airport. I have learned a lot from Julian which I am incorporating into my flight studies.
May 22, 2018
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Nope. Our instructors are active airline pilots who work with Simtech on their days off. The best way to meet/chat with an instructor is to book a lesson or a free consultation.
Simtech is designed for people who love aviation and want to learn how to fly, as well as pilots who live and/or work in Manhattan.
Our clients range from kids who are just shy of starting their flight training to professional pilots getting ready to go to the airlines.
No flight experience is needed for your first lesson!
We are here to help you gain the experience and skills you need to make the most of your flight training.
If you are already a pilot, we can also go deeper into any subjects we cover with the simulator.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified our simulator for flight training usage.
The FAA issues a Letter Of Agreement to the manufacture of out simulator, in this case, Precision Flight Controls.
Here are the LOAs of our simulator that applies to our members:
A variety of airplanes! Because our simulator is for flight training, it only emulates the following models:
Cessna 172R, 172S, 182T, T182T, 206H, and T206H, All NXi
Beechcraft Bonanza G36 NXi
Piper Archer, Matrix and Mirage
Single Engine Turboprop
Quest Kodiak 100
Cessna Caravan 208B NXi
Piper PA-46 Meridian (Coming Soon)
Socata TBM850 (Coming Soon)
Socata TBM900 (Coming Soon)
Beechcraft Baron G58 NXi
Piper Seminole and Seneca
King Air B200 NXi
The G1000. Most G1000 Simulators are not the best quality, but our simulator is fancy schmancy. It has all the same features of the real G1000, and pilots who’ve used it can attest to its accuracy.
Unfortunately, no. First and foremost, when practicing instrument procedures at any level, it’s best to have an outside eye to check your mistakes. (You don’t want to be practicing the wrong procedures.) Second, the machine itself is very delicate, and while the instructors make it look easy to operate, they went through extensive training in order to do so.
After a lesson, we will make an entry in your pilot logbook. (A pilot logbook is the where pilots keep their flight records.)
If you don’t have a logbook, we will provide you one.
Airbus and Boeing airplanes are not available to fly on our simulator.
Full-motion simulators at other flight schools or airlines tend to lack the features that are really valuable for training (which our G1000 has). While our simulator is AATD-certified, it does not give extra training credit for motion.
No. We only offer flight training in a simulator for fixed wing airplanes.
For a single lesson, if you are not happy with your lesson and let us know within 48 hours, we will refund you 100% of the lesson.
Frequently Asked Questions
When You’re Happy, We’re Happy
Flexible Cancellation Policy
Get a full refund if you cancel through the website at least 24 hours before the lesson.
First Lesson Satisfaction Guarantee
Not happy with your first lesson? Let us know within 48 hours of the lesson date and we’ll refund your lesson.