We currently have two Diamond manufactured flight simulators, a Diamond DA40NG and DA42NG, both fully FNPTII approved for flight training, which not only count towards the hours required for a licence but can be extremely useful in a variety of other situations. As they are supplied by the aircraft company and made from real aircraft cockpits, they are identical in every way to the real aeroplane, making your transition from the simulator to real life as stress free and easy as possible.
Simulators allow students to practice in-flight emergencies and hazardous situations without the threat of any true danger. In simulated flight, you have the freedom to make mistakes that might be impossible to survive in the real world. Using simulators 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 as it means you can continually reposition in the approach to gain the most from your time. It’s also much cheaper as you don’t have to pay the airport’s 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 effectively use our simulators:
— Revalidations (every other year) –
— 5 hours towards your 45 hour PPL course
— 5 hours towards your IMC / IR(R)
— 30 hours towards your SE IR
— 35 hours towards your ME IR
— 5 hours towards the BIFM for CPL