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) –
— 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