Simtech Aviation Customer Reviews
Here's what our customers think about Simtech Aviation:
I currently live in Manhattan and was looking for the nearest option to maintain my instrument currency as well as improve IFR and G1000 skills. I found that Simtech Aviation exceeded expectations. Not only is the Sim located near Herald Square (thus really easy and quick to get to), but also it was easy to schedule a lesson over the weekend. This Sim has the most realistic representation of the G1000 that I've seen so far; and I enjoyed the lessons with both Peter and Julian. Both instructors were very knowledgeable and experienced with a professional aviation background. I highly recommend this Sim and intend on returning for additional training.
I brought my 12 year old son for his first flight simulator experience after he had been using X-Plane on his home computer. The lesson at Simtech took him a big step closer to experiencing what piloting a real aircraft would feel like. His instructor Julian helped him discover the instructional value of simulators going far beyond the video game fun factor. Julian was a wonderful teacher - relaxed and friendly while imparting a great deal of technical information. My son is now excited about the realistic potential that with a few more lessons with Julian he will be ready to sit next to an instructor in a real Cessna and actually fly.
My husband is a private pilot, and I got him an intro session. He loved it some much, he is now working on his instrument. Highly recommend gift certificate if you loved one is a pilot!
Simtech Aviation is a Certified Flight Simulator in midtown Manhattan. It's the closes thing to a flight school in the NYC area. Simtech is designed for people who love aviation and want to learn how to fly. Their clients range from kids who are just shy of starting their flight training to professional pilots getting ready to go to the airlines. Here you learn to fly with a state-of-the-art Flight Simulator (AATD) taught by industry-leading, active airline pilots. My 12 year old son has been taking private flight lessons with them and they are EXCELLENT. After each lesson, the certified flight instructor makes an entry in my son's pilot logbook. After only three months using the flight simulator my son took his first flight in a real plane and was completely comfortable and did well in the controls. SimTech Aviation also hold once a month group event for kids who love aviation. Is a great alternative if you son or daughter loves flying, but they are too young to fly.
I have been very impressed with the quality of instruction I have received at Simtech. The instructors are all airline trained CFII’s which makes a world of difference in terms of the depth of their knowledge and their ability to train effectively. I am currently utilizing Simtech to supplement my training in the airplane in pursuit of my instrument rating. My current approach has been to spend two hours in the simulator each week rehearsing the upcoming lesson in the plane. It has been an incredible learning experience as the plane is a terrible place to learn. The ability to pause the simulation in order to brief (or debrief mistakes) is invaluable. I would say I accomplish 2-3x more learning from my simulator training days vs. my time in the plane. HIGHLY recommend this approach to pursuing both private and instrument ratings.
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 just took my 10-year-old for his first flight lesson. He had so much fun! The teacher (Julian) was both serious about him learning, but fun and patient. We’ll be back for sure, many times I expect.
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!
Julian is compassionate and patient, and also very knowledgeable in aviation. It has been great to get to know him and learn from him.
I always have our daughters (14 and 16) experienced something new when the opportunity arises. This time we were in vacation in NYC, and I came across with Simtech Aviation. Booking was very easy, and accurate and the instructor, Julian was incredible. They had a great time using the simulator, so much that now they want to become pilots when they get older. Highly recommended!
Professional grade flight simulator. A perfect fit for those who are just starting in aviation and for seasoned pilots looking for advanced training.
I am grateful to have met Julian before starting my career in aviation, he has explained to me what many have not been able to do. He is a mentor to me. And having him in Manhattan is a great plus, he is an excellent instructor. The flight simulator available is very useful to practice communications with ATC, different maneuvers and especially instruments saving you time and gives you the confidence you need when you're right in the cockpit.
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.
Julian was My flight instructor. I can not emphasize enough his level of expertise, professionalism and class. If anyone is lucky enough to do business with Julian you’ll find it a pleasure. I trust Julian with my life. Come to think of it I have. Many times. Easily 5 Stars plus.
Julian is a hands-on CFI with extensive knowledge of sim operations and effective training techniques. You will become a better pilot working with him.
The flight simulator was the real deal. Everybody is super professional and friendly. My 9 years old son had an amazing first flight lesson - the instructor was just perfect.
Simtech Aviation is top notch. Julian is a knowledgeable and patient instructor who is passionate in everything he does. You can't go wrong with Simtech Aviation.
I've trained with Simtech 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.
Maintaining proficiency not just currency should be the goal of any instrument rated pilot. Julián and his team provide one of the most time efficient ways to do so for Manhattan residents. The use of multiple situations across the country and in different flight conditions combined with Pilot Edge that creates live ATC interaction, is highly effective. Add Julian’s enthusiasm and knowledge transmission from his day job as United Express pilot and you have training that can’t be beat for any private pilot. I really recommend this training for any pilot looking to materially improve safety margins in their day to day live flying.
Julian is the ACE flight instructor. He is patient, passionate, and professional. The three most important things everyone need to master in flight and in life. Personally, Julian has been my flight instructor for almost 5 years. In between I have had some instruction from others, (simply because of scheduling issues) I must say the difference is night and day. If you don't believe me, give me a try, and you'll know I'm right.
Simtech Aviation is great to work with and very knowledgeable in this field. They are continually working on making the process of scheduling your simulator and instructor time as seamless as possible would definitely suggest you try them out.
Simtech Aviation is very accommodating when it comes to working around your schedule. The training is top notch, I find using the simulator for IFR currency is a great way to stay sharp while staying away from real danger. I strongly suggest giving Simtech Aviation a try!
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.
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!