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Instrument Currency Flight Training

Flight Training New York City

Driving to the airport and getting on a plane just to stay instrument current can be an expensive and time-consuming experience. Coordinating with a safety pilot or an instructor also takes added time. And after all that, you could experience busy airspace, which will prevent you from practicing and keeping your instrument skills sharp.

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Here’s How You Can Stay Instrument Current in Without Leving Manhattan

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Book Your Instrument Currency Lesson

Book a 3 hour lesson with an FAA Certified Instructors, who also are Airline Pilots.

  1. Holding procedures and tasks.
  2. Six instrument approaches.
  3. Two unusual attitude recoveries while in a descending, Vne airspeed condition and two unusual attitude recoveries while in an ascending, stall speed condition.
  4. Interception and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems.
  5. Sessions can be tailored to meet your specific needs or scenarios.

Difference Between Staying Instrument Current in the
Airplane Vs. Simulator with Instructor?



✓ There is nothing like flying an airplane in Actual Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC), to an approach down to minimums.

✓ Flying an airplane in Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), is very cool.

(You love to fly the real airplane. You don't love to fly simulators) we get it.


✘ Most General Aviation Airplane don't have Anti-Ice equipment. Making Icing conditions a limitation to go flying.

✘ If you are only flying to the same airports, you won't challenge your instrument pilot flying skills.

✘ If you are only flying in IFR environment to stay instrument current, is no enough to be a proficient instrument rated pilot.

✘ Flying in the NY/NJ Airspace is busy. Just to get your 6 approaches and hold, might take well over three hours.

✘ You have to coordinate with a Safety Pilot or Instructor to go flying to meet just the requirement.

✘ You still have to make it all the way out to the airport, and back. Which could be time consuming. Just to get 6 approaches in? Not that fun.

✘ Not to mention the cost of renting, fuel burn, etc...




✓ Weather is not an issue on the Simulator. In fact, you fly advance airplanes with anti-ice equipment to provide you a better understanding on how to fly in icing conditions.

✓ Our database has all the airport in the US. Allowing us to fly in different airport, help you creating the habits needed to fly in and out from different airports.

✓ Because of our convenient location in Midtown Manhattan. Steps away from Penn Station, and Herald Square Subway/Path Station. Allowing you to practice more approaches, more frequent, allowing you keep your instrument flying skills active.

✓ Our online scheduling system allows you to check our availability, real-time, you can book the simulator and instructor at your convenience

✓ You can pick from our annual subscription or pay per session.

✓ You get 99% of the feature of the real G1000 in our simulator. Allowing you to stay sharp and go in depth on the feature of this advance aviation system.

✓ You can fly from single engine piston to twin turbo props with G1000.

✓ Our instructors are airline pilots, making experts at flying instrument procedures.


✘ Its a simulator, it flies like a simulator.

A simulator allows you to challenge your pilot skills and stay active in an IFR environment safely and comfortably.


You will still experience a real, live person at air traffic control, but using a sim enables your instructor to pause training, discuss particular scenarios, and provide instantaneous feedback, before resuming your session.  This extra layer of instruction – involving real-life scenarios in every session – will be good practice for your next instrument flight and help refine the types of real-world skills that may one day save your live.


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 flying skills sharp and up-to-date.


You can fly different and challenging approaches, making every session an opportunity to learn and challenge your instrument flying skills, and not just check the boxes for your six standard approaches JUST to stay instrument current.

Our state of the art-flight-simulators, with Advance Aviation Training Devices (AATD) in midtown Manhattan means you won’t have to drive out of the city as often to fly the instrument approaches need to stay keep your Instrument Currency.

You’ll spend more time challenging your skills for upcoming flights and staying legal, and less time sitting in your car!

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Using a simulator also 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).


Each of our FAA certified instructors and airline pilots they fly in real Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) but also have to attend simulator training on recurrent bases.

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What Our Fellow Pilots Have To Say About Us:

Went to the Madison Avenue location for a Meet Up unsure of what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised. I had an initial appointment to brush up on my instrument procedures with flight instructor Julian where he worked to familiarize me with the system.

Julian was very patient even though I was terribly rusty at the time. I booked the system to train solo and Julian was there to answer any questions I had on the system. This space is great for when you just want a quite space to focus.

When you live in the city getting to a flight school can be tough. KFRG and KHPN-it takes something to get out there. If you want something convenient to help keep your skills fresh try training at this facility and ask for Julian. It helps keeps the rust off and more! I highly recommend it.


Kathleen S.
August 13, 2018

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.
February 19, 2018

A really fantastic setup to practice, learn or gain new skills. This can help at any stage of your flying career. The team take the time to find out what you are trying to achieve and are incredibly supportive. Well worth a visit!


Bobby L.
September 28, 2018

"I did a 3 hour intro to IFR lesson with Julian and had a great time! The sim setup is good and Julian is a great instructor. Will definitely be back!"


Adam S.
December 13, 2018

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.


Garry H.
May 22, 2018

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.
May 14, 2018

Experience the Value of Flight Simulation

At Simtech Aviation, we understand how difficult is it for pilots to keep their instrument skills active and still meet the legalities. The travel time from Manhattan to a local general aviation airport is long, and that means there is no easy access to the tools to keep your instrument skills sharp.

As an active instrument pilot, even if you get out to the airport, a busy airspace or inclement weather might still limit the approaches you need to stay legal.

Instrument Currency Session

Who is eligible: 

Instrument rated pilots that are current or within the 6-mo period after currency.  

What you will get: 

Instrument currency through the end of the 6nd calendar month following the month in which the session is completed.

During Your Lesson:

Experienced instructors will give you real-life scenarios.

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.