Our Flight Simulators in Los Angeles / Van Nuys:

FAA approved BATD (for training and maintaining currency)

BATD approved simulator with triple screen visuals and touch screen monitor. Choose traditional avionics control with a physical button or by touch screen. Classic cockpit setup or GTN750 with Garmin G5 HSI setup.

Per the FAA FAR 61.65 a maximum of 10 hours of instrument time received in a basic aviation training device may be credited for the instrument time requirements. The device needs to be approved by the FAA and an authorized instructor must provide the instrument time in the device. The FAA BATD flight simulator is accompanied by a FAA approval letter for the instrument training and instrument tasks that may be performed in the device.

Van Nuys Flight School flight simulator

Visual Simulator and procedure trainer

Flight simulator with three 55" HD screens. Detailed Southern California scenery.

Excellent tool for emergency procedures, cross country navigation simulation etc.

While this is not a FAA approved device and cannot be logged as such, it does feather the same professional and FAA approved Xplane software to match the BATD.

Van Nuys Flight School flightsimulator

Our simulators can be setup for analog traditional cockpits as well as partial glass cockpits.

Van Nuys Flight School Simulator

Advantage of using flight simulators in flight training

Making your flight training more efficient with flight simulator sessions seems obvious, after all, airline pilots train in flight simulators, right?

Actually, that fact is not why we recommend flight simulators to our students. Keep in mind that the type of simulator used by airline pilots are quite different.

Using extremely expensive full motion flight simulators for airline pilots allows them to keep current in scenarios that are way to dangerous and expensive to train in the real aircraft.

When you are first learning how to fly you will use stationary / static simulators as a training tool for basic and common procedures and techniques.

Typically you prepare for the flight lesson, try the assigned basic maneuvers in the simulator and then head out to the aircraft to fly the assigned mission in real life. This serves to deepen understanding and accelerates your progress.

  • Aircraft available for Instrument Rating Flight Training:

    Our instrument rating course is according to FAR part 61. FAA approved BATD and customized PC simulators / procedure trainers are extensively used.

  • We recommend using Cessna 172SP aircraft with the Garmin GTN650 and G5 HSI for the instrument rating.

    Learn GPS LPV and LNAV/VNAV, train with touch screen GPS equipped aircraft with traffic and terrain alerts.

    Our flight simulator can be modeled to mirror that setup so you can save hours in the aircraft by practicing in the Procedure Trainer.

  • We specialize in flight training from Private Pilots to Commercial pilots.

    Earn your pilot certificate with us in Van Nuys and take advantage of our decades of experience.

    Our fleet of modern state of the art aircraft and flight simulators are here to help you achieve your goals.

    Send us and email with your questions and a flight instructor will get in touch with you to help you get started.

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