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Pilot Instrument Rating Flight Training

We understand how difficult it is to achieve your goal of earning your pilot instrument rating while conducting flight training. Accelerate your IFR flight training by eliminating the travel time from Manhattan to the airport and accomplish your instrument rating training goals faster and more efficiently, and get the confidence of knowing what you need to do before you're in the air.

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Benefits of Using a Certified Fligh Simulator With Us!

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Midtown Manhattan!

Our state of the art flight simulators and aviation training center in midtown Manhattan means you won’t have to drive out of the city as often for your training. You're able to credit up to 20 hours of aeronautical experience using our aviation training device with our quality instructors. This means you’ll spend more time mastering your instrument skills and less time sitting in your car!

Eliminate Travel Time Commuting From Manhattan To The Airport

Instrument Rating Simualtor 20 Hours in New York

106 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

We’re just steps from Penn Station and Herald Square, which means you won’t have to drive out of the city as often for your training.

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By MTA Subway: Take the B/D/F/M/N/Q/ R/W to 34th Street – Herald Square. Or take the 1/2/3/A/C/E to Penn Station and walk to 32nd Street and 6th Ave.

By PATH: Take the PATH to 33rd Street.

By Long Island Rail Road: Take the Long Island Rail Road to Penn Station and walk one block to 32nd Street and 6th Ave.

By Metro-North Railroad: Take Metro-North to Grand Central and the B/D/F/M to 34th Street – Herald Square.

By New Jersey Transit: Take New Jersey Transit to Penn Station and walk one block to 32nd Street and 6th Ave

    From Brooklyn & Queens: Take the Queens Midtown Tunnel and take the Downtown Exit from I-495 W, then turn left on 32nd Street from 7th Ave/Fashion Avenue. Or take the Manhattan Bridge and continue uptown via 6th ave, then make a left on 32nd St. from 7th Ave.

    From New Jersey: Take the Lincoln Tunnel crosstown and make a left on 32nd Street.

    From Connecticut: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway to NY-9A S and exit on W. 44th Street. Continue crosstown and make a left on 32nd Street via 7th Avenue.

    From Pennsylvania: Take I-80 E and exit toward 42nd Street/NY-9A from NY-495 E. Continue crosstown and make a left on 32nd Street from 7th Ave.

      Take the M4, M7, M55, Q32 to Herald Square.

      Reach Your Pilot Instrument Rating Efficiently With a
      FAA Certified AATD Simulator

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      Reduce Complexity Of Flying Instrument Approaches

      Accelerate Your Goal Of Earning Your Pilot Instrument Rating

      Using The FAA Certified Advance Aviation Training Device (AATD) Simulator Will Help You Get Your Instrument Rating Faster

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      Instrument Procedures are Complex and Confusing.

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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.

      "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.

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      Ready to Take the First Step to Earn Your Instrument Rating?

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      Book a Lesson

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

      We Are a Proud Member Of

      National Association of Flight Instructors New York
      Society of Aviation and Flight Educators
      Civil Civil Air PatrolCivil Air Patrol New Jersey New York New Jersey New YorkAir Patrol New Jersey New York
      Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) New York
      Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association AOPA New York

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      Flexible Cancellation Policy

      Get a full refund if you cancel through the website at least 24 hours before the lesson.

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      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.

      What Can You Learn For Your Instrument Rating in a Simulator?

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      Electronic Flight Bag

      You can sync your favorite aviation apps like ForeFlight or Wingx Pro

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      ATC Communications

      Practicing instrument jargon can be overwhelming. Learning on a simulator can provide a safer, more comfortable environment. And with a flight simulator, you’ll still experience a realistic flight experience, while using live air traffic control.


      Advance Avionics

      Flying an instrument approach requires one set of skills. Using the flight computers of modern airplanes requires another added set of skills. We can simulate different situations where you can build skills needed for pilot instrument rating flight training.


      Pause the Flight

      Too much going on during a missed approach? Cleared for the approach is a mouthful? The GPS/Flight Management System (FMS) not doing what you need? No worries. We can pause the simulator lesson, talk about it, learn and then move on.


      Different Locations

      We are sure you know all of the local landmarks at your local airport, fixes, etc... But what happens when you go somewhere new flying under Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC)? Have you flown under IMC in mountainous terrain? Icing? A flight simulator is a great platform to build those skills.

      Who Benefits?

      Pilot Instrument Rating Flight Training

      Private Pilot Getting an Instrument Rating

      Using a simulator while working on your pilot instrument rating flight training is a good way to supplement your aeronautical experience, as you can log up to 20 hours on an Advance Aviation Training Device. This allows your instructor to focus more on teaching than on aircraft operation. You can also create training scenarios – like flying into thunderstorms – that couldn’t be accomplished safely in an aircraft and will challenge your pilot skills.

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      Rusty Pilot Getting Back Into Flying

      In a final ruling, the FAA emphasized the value of experiencing different types of aircraft and avionics along with a reduction in training time, cost, and environmental pollutants as a result of using a simulator. They also stated that using a flight simulator can be useful because it better trains the pilot to focus on and appropriately scan and interpret their flight instruments.


      Instrument Pilot Who Needs to Keep Their Skills

      Our instructor’s experience will help you become a safer and more efficient pilot. You’ll learn how to implement the procedures and techniques that the pros use – skills that will aid you in real-life situations.

      Who are the instructors?

      Not only are we FAA certified flight instructors, but we are active airline pilots. Flying for U.S. regionals and major airlines.

      What does mean to you?

      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.

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      FAA Certified AATD 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. As a member at Simtech Aviation, you’ll get the professional guidance you need from aviation professionals who care.

      More flight training in less time, with instructors you can trust.

      Even though the FAA only allows 20 hours to count toward your pilot instrument rating, there is still much to learn and practice. Much value can be gained in the areas of instrument procedures and advanced avionics. And once you pass your instrument rating, you can still come every two months to stay current.