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.
Flight School near me New York?
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!
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.
Learn And Practice How To
Use The Features Of The G1000
Airplanes To Multi-Engine Turboprops
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
Practice Your Instrument Flying Skills At Your Own Pace
Set A Solid Foundation on Your Instrument Flying
Instrument Procedures are Complex and Confusing.
What Our Fellow Pilots Have To Say About Us:
"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!"
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!
"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!"
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What Can You Learn For Your Instrument Rating in a Simulator?
Electronic Flight Bag
You can sync your favorite aviation apps like ForeFlight or Wingx Pro
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.