Our Simulators

We currently have two Diamond Flight Simulators. A Diamond DA-40NG and DA-42NG, fully FNPT2 approved by the UK CAA for flight training, which not only counts towards the hours required towards a licence but can be brilliant for an array for reasons.

They can allow students to practice in flight emergencies and risky situations without the threat of any true danger. In simulated flight, you have the freedoms to make mistakes that might be impossible to survive in the ‘real world’. Using simulations to practice identifying, assessing, and mitigating risk will help learn how to avoid dangerous situations in the first place.

They are also invaluable to practice instrument (precision and non-precision) approaches, it means you can continually reposition in the circuit to gain the most from your time. Its also much cheaper as you don’t have to pay the airports approach fees.

For new students, it’s a great tool to feel more comfortable with the aircraft, practicing the start up and shut down procedures before their first flight.

Examples of how you can best use our simulators-
— Revalidations / renewals (every other year) –
                   SEIR
                   MEIR
— 5 Hours towards your PPL 45 hour course
— 5 Hours towards your IMC / IRR
— 30 Hours towards your SEIR
— 35 Hours towards your MEIR
— 5 Hours towards BIFM for CPL

  • 1st January 2019

     

    Building Acquired

    New unit designated to hold 2 of the simulators is handed over

  • 28th January 2019

    Simulators Arrive

    All 3 Simulators arrive from the Diamond facility in Germany

     

    28th January 2019

  • 29th January 2019

     

    First Crate Undone

    DA40 Cockpit crate undone ready for installation

  • 11th February 2019

    GTS Team Arrive

    Team from Diamond Simulations arrive to install both the DA40 & DA42 simulators at Lee-On-Solent

     

    11th February 2019

  • 15th February 2019

     

    Avionics Live

    Garmin G1000 system powered up for the first time

  • 30th April 2019

    Graphics Calibrated

    RSi Visual send an engineer over from Texas to finish the calibration

     

    30th April 2019

  • 4th June 2019

     

    Air-Con Installed

    High Power Air-Con installed to offset the heat from the server racks

  • 8th July 2019

    QTG Tests Complete

    Initial qualification data is sent to the UK Authority after significant testing

     

    8th July 2019

  • 23rd September 2019

     

    UK CAA Audit

    UK Aviation Authority visit Solent to test and qualify both devices

  • 8th October 2019

    Simulators Approved

    Both devices receive FNPT II certification allowing flight training to commence

     

    8th October 2019