How Can I Earn  20 Hours Towards my Instrument Rating in a Flight Simulator?

Yes! Log up to 20 Hours of Instrument Time Aeronautical Experience for Instrument Pilot Rating (§ 61.65(h)(2))

Customer Stories


rThere are no airports in New York City making Simtech Aviation a great supplement for flight training in New York City.

The Flight Simulator at Simtech, allows you to do a lesson during your work schedule. I used it by working with a certified instructor for two hours before work every Wednesday. This allowed me to prepare for the flight lesson in the plane on the following Sunday.

Having the option of working the Garmin G1000 and Garmin G1000NXi in a certified flight simulator without leaving NYC, is a great addition to flight training. It replicates the features in the plane with 99 percent accuracy.

Because is a certified Advance Aviation Training Device AATD, it allowed me to log 20 hours for my instrument rating allowing me to finish the rating both more quickly as well as more economically. Instructors are also airline pilots so they tend to have a depth of knowledge that is typically not found in the general aviation community.

Ray W.

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Our instructors are not only CFII, but they also have real life experience flying in diverse conditions and can use that first-hand knowledge to coach you.

Obtain your Pilot Instrument Rating efficiently with an FAA-Certified AATD Simulator

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Use The Features Of The G1000

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Fly solely on reference to the aircraft instruments

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Learn to manage the workload of flying in the IFR environment

Our FAA-Certified AATD Simulator and experienced Instructors will help you get your instrument rating faster and more efficiently, saving you money in the long run.

You Shouldn't Be Confused When You Go on A
Training Flight For Your Instrument Pilot Rating

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Ability to sync up with any Aviation App

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Current Navigation database (the same used in airplanes)

GFC 700 Autopilot
(Same as Cirrus Aircraft).

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.

"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.

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.

"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.

Who Are The Instructors?

We don't only teach you how to pass the check-ride. We bring our real-world experience to each simulator session, creating a strong knowledge and practical foundation in your training and we will continually challenge those skills.

Pilot Training Flight Simulator

Each of our FAA-certified instructors and airline pilots were in the same place that you are now – as a private pilot working on a pilot instrument rating flight training.

That's why we know better than anyone how invaluable guidance and mentorship can be. Let us share our knowledge and experience with you to make you a safer, more confident pilot.

Learn about our: Accelerated IFR Training Courses



The FAA’s WINGS Program goal is to go above and beyond the minimum required knowledge for a flight review.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We aim to have you pass more than just the checkride!

Instrument Procedures are complex and confusing.
Set a solid foundation for your instrument procedures by training with us.

Have Questions?

Book a 15-min phone consultation to see if it's right for you. Consultation fee credited towards your first lesson.

Book a Lesson

Don't stay in the holding pattern. Book a two-hour lesson in our aviation training device with our instructors.

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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.