Simtech Aviation

The Gift of Flight Simulation Training

Our flight simulation gift certificates will put your loved one behind the controls of an airplane from the convenience of Manhattan

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The perfect gift for aspiring pilots in New York City

State-of-the-art FAA-Certified flight simulator

Experienced instructors who are active airline pilots

Located in Manhattan


Pilot Logbook is included with each gift certificate!

Because the Simulator and the instructor is FAA Certified, each lesson counts as Aeronautical Experience, regardless of the  experience level. If they already have one, make sure you bring it to the lesson!

At the end of the lesson, the instructor will make a entry on the pilot logbook!

What Our Fellow Pilots Have To Say About Us:

I was given a flight simulator gift certificate for Christmas 2019.

Then you all know what happened in 2020 so I didn’t have a chance to use it, but how happy I was to know that it has been extended.

So, finally in mid 2021 I had my instrument lesson and it’s been just amazing! Using the flight simulator is a great way to stay current with an instrument rating, plus I got to know so much useful information from the real airline pilot. Thanks Julian!



Katerina S.

December 18, 2021

Our 8 year old son has been obsessed with aviation for nearly 2 years now. It started with some exciting international travel in 2019 which lead to non-stop drawings of planes along with incessant book reading and online videos, many visits to Intrepid and also LI Air & Space and a rapidly building collection of various scale models.

All of this eventually lead to explorations with app-based "flight simulators" which piqued his interest even further, but ultimately seemed a bit complicated to manage without some real instruction (YouTube tutorials were only somewhat helpful and us parents know nothing about flying!).

For his 8th birthday, we were looking for a way to level-up his aviation interest and thought about a professional-grade flight simulator lesson, but honestly did not think we would find an instructor willing to work with such a young kid. We also figured it might be too complicated for his age, so we pursued it thinking at least it could be a fun birthday experience. We found Simtech online and booked a 1 hour lesson online with Julian who was in touch with me immediately regarding lesson details and maintained clear dialogue in the days leading up the lesson.

When we arrived at Simtech, we were impressed with the high-tech, well-organized space ...and the lesson was even more impressive. Julian was incredibly kind and patient with our young child and provided excellent, inspiring instruction. We were blown-away that our son actually gained a reasonable chunk of technical knowledge in just 1 hour ...and he was immediately asking for another lesson!

We booked another 1 hour lesson recently and our son amazingly recalled much of what was taught in the 1st lesson which (in my estimation) was largely due to Julian's teaching style...and we are now ready to book a "student lesson bundle".

So, what started as a casual birthday gift is now a more serious skill-building pursuit thanks to the stellar instruction by Julian. I would highly recommend to anyone who thinks their young child might be


Madhu S

December 22, 2021

Absolutely amazing setup, very timely email communications, I can't wait to go back! It is so special to have talented flight instructors right in Manhattan where it's tough to find that great place to learn.


Zac W

December 10, 2021

I have a few flight hours under my belt, and I really appreciated how Julian tailored the lesson based on my level of experience. A professional grade simulator in the heart of Manhattan is such a gem, but the real value is having a teacher who can clearly explain the broad range of concepts, and make the best use of the time together. I'm definitely looking forward to booking another lesson!


Paul C.

November 5, 2021

Are they new to flying?


No sweat. We can teach them everything they need to know from flight controls to flying the plane. And when they want to fly a real airplane, they’ll feel confident in their core skill sets.

Are they under 16?


Interest in aviation often starts at an early age. There is no better way to explore than from the safety of our flight simulator.

Student or Private Pilot?


We will prepare them for real world flying and what to expect in the air.

Earning an Instrument Rating?


Instrument flying is our specialty! Your gift gets your loved one two hours closer to obtaining their instrument rating from instructors specifically trained in it.

They can practice on many types of Flight Training Airplanes:





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Select The Duration of the Lesson

s2 Hour* Gift Certificates are ideal for:

  • Kids over 13 years old
  • New Pilots
  • Experienced Pilots

* Valid for 12 months,  no-cash value, non-refundable.

1 Hour* Gift Certificates are ideal for:

    • Kids between 8-13 Years Old

* Valid for 12 months, no-cash value, non-refundable.

Steps for Take Off!

Purchase a gift certificate for two hours with us and use the code on your certificate.

When you are ready to redeem your gift certificate, book a lesson with one of our certified flight instructors.

See you there!

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.